The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) is a massive bus system that serves the East Bay area of California. Its nearly 700 vehicles serve more than 60 million riders every year. In recent years, AC Transit ridership averaged more than 230,000 unlinked trips per day.
With so many buses and so many passengers, accidents can happen at an alarming rate. If you have been injured in an AC Transit accident, it is vital to find an attorney who can help you obtain compensation to pay for medical bills, ongoing care needs, lost wages and all other damages available under the law.
As one of Oakland’s premier personal injury law firms, Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, offers clients in the Bay Area and throughout the state individually tailored advice directly from an experienced Oakland bus accident lawyer.
We have obtained more than $150 million for clients by following the tried and true legal strategies established by our firm’s partners. With more than 60 years of combined experience between them, they have established a culture of excellence that gives all of our clients a strong chance of success in their bus accident cases.
Bus Crash Lawyers With Extensive Experience
Although AC Transit accidents and other bus accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, some common causes include:
- Inattentive driving
- Defective equipment
- Drunk driving
- Unsafe conditions on buses or at bus stops
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failure to signal before merging, changing lanes or pulling up to a bus stop
Whether the cause of the accident that led to your injuries is listed above or not, our accomplished injury attorneys are prepared to defend your rights and hold all negligent parties responsible for the harm they caused.
AC Transit Accident Case Spotlight
Motorcyclist Suffered Leg Amputation As A Result Of Illegally Parked County Bus Blocking View Of Motorist
A 45-year-old plaintiff suffered a below-the-knee leg amputation when his motorcycle collided with a car pulling out of a shopping center driveway. Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, proved that the car driver’s view had been blocked by an illegally parked county bus. We settled with the driver’s auto insurance for the $100,000 policy limit and with the bus company for $750,000 in one of the largest settlements in California history in a case involving an illegally parked vehicle.
Result: Total settlement on behalf of the plaintiff of $850,000.
11-Year-Old Girl Crushed To Death By AC Transit Bus
An 11-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop when an AC Transit bus driver lost control of a bus and crushed the girl to death. The bus company attempted to claim that the girl was involved in horseplay, but a thorough investigation by Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, overcame this defense and established the sole fault of the bus driver.
Result: Confidential settlement.
Don’t Let Your Case Expire; Contact Us As Soon As Possible
Accidents involving public transportation are subject to a strict six-month statute of limitations in California. This means that you must file your lawsuit within 180 days or your claim will be barred forever. With this short time frame governing such an important decision, you need to contact the Oakland AC Transit accident lawyers at Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, today. Call (510) 433-1000 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.