Los Angeles Bus Accident Attorneys
While the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA) operates the largest mass transit system in Southern California, the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) operates the second largest fleet of public buses in the area. This mass transit system includes almost 400 buses and other vehicles and serves approximately 30 million passengers every year.
Common carriers, such as mass transit bus operators, have a duty to provide the highest standard of care and safety to the public. When they fail to provide this level of care and someone sustains a mass transit injury, that party has every right to seek compensation for their losses.
A skilled Southern California public transit injury attorney from Aitken Aitken Cohn can help you seek compensation for your losses. Please call us locally at 714-881-2573 or toll free at (866) 434-1424 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also contact our Santa Ana law firm online.
Just like the LACMTA, the LADOT buses are not immune to accidents caused by negligence, recklessness, or the like. Route delays, negligent drivers, speeding drivers, and rush hour traffic can all contribute to LADOT bus accidents. Such accidents can and do cause significant harm to bus passengers, car drivers and passengers, and pedestrians.
Recently, in November 2010, an LADOT bus accident occurred in Pasadena. An LADOT Commuter Express Bus hit a car and two trees before racing up a sidewalk and crashing into an apartment complex fence at Madison and Cordova streets. Three people were significantly injured in this accident, including the bus driver and two bus passengers. Such accidents are not entirely uncommon.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an LADOT bus accident, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights and options. As you might imagine, standing up against a big governmental agency such as the Los Angeles Department of Transportation is not an easy thing to do alone. This is why you need to work with an experienced and competent Los Angeles bus accident lawyer who has the skills and resources necessary to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your losses and suffering.
Our competent and compassionate attorneys at Aitken Aitken Cohn have decades of experience representing individuals who have suffered serious injuries and other losses at the hands of big companies and governmental agencies. We know what it takes to successfully litigate these cases and we have an exemplary track record to prove it.
By contacting our law firm today, you can speak with an attorney who cares about your case and can help you understand your legal rights and options. Because the limitations on how long you have to file a claim are shorter in cases involving the government compared to those against a private entity, it is important to consult with an attorney soon. We can get to work investigating the LADOT accident and building a strong case for you.
Contact a Southern California Public Transit Injury Lawyer
Please call us today at 714-881-2573 or toll free at (866) 434-1424 to learn more about how we can help you through this challenging time and obtain the compensation you deserve. You may also contact us online.