LA County Metro Transit Authority Accidents
Ask anyone who lives in Southern California, and they have probably seen or even caught a ride on the MTA, or Metropolitan Transit Authority, buses that operate throughout Los Angeles County. This mass transit system is known as both MTA and LACMTA. While the MTA gets millions of passengers where they need to be safely, this bus system is not without its accident record. In fact, many people are injured every year as a result of MTA bus accidents or other incidents. These victims can include not only bus passengers, but also drivers and passengers of other vehicles and pedestrians.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries and other damages in an MTA bus accident, a qualified and compassionate legal team can ensure that you get the help you need during this difficult time. Our highly experienced legal team at Aitken Aitken Cohn have dedicated their careers to helping accident victims obtain compensation for their losses and suffering.
Because MTA bus accidents involve government agencies, it is important to work with a law firm that has experience successfully navigating the shorter statute of limitations, special laws, and complexities inherent to a public bus accident legal case. Our firm has the resources necessary to fully investigate and litigate your case.
What is the MTA?
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (commonly called Metro, MTA or LACMTA) is the California state-chartered regional public transportation agency for Los Angeles County. The LACMTA is the third largest public mass transit system in the United States, based on ridership. The system has an operating area of over 1,400 square miles and an additional 79 miles of urban rail service. On any given business day, over 2,000 MTA buses are on the road during peak hours.
Past MTA Bus Accidents
In 2008, an MTA bus jumped a curb, crashed through a wall and plummeted into a Jack-In-The-Box dining room in an area outside of Pasadena. Fortunately, no one was killed, through the driver sought emergency medical attention for minor injuries.
More recently, in October 2010, four people were significantly injures in an accident involving an MTA bus and a car in Atwater Village. The bus driver and three other passengers were hospitalized as a result of this bus accident.
Strong and Effective Representation after MTA Bus Accidents
Given the resources and power of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, it is essential that your legal team have the resources and expertise necessary to go up against this large government agency on your behalf. The experienced attorneys at Aitken Aitken Cohn have what it takes to aggressively and effectively investigate and pursue your case, so that you can get the compensation you deserve after an MTA bus accident. Contact us today to learn more.