When you ride a bus, train or other form of public transportation, you trust that you will be transported with the utmost safety. When that trust is violated and you’re injured as a result, it can cause tremendous pain and upheaval both for you and your family—not to mention serious financial losses due to medical bills and lost wages. When you experience injury due to the negligence of others, you have the legal right to hold those at fault accountable—even if the fault is with the government agency operating the public transportation.
The personal injury attorneys of Luis P. Guerra, LLC, have years of experience in helping Arizona injury victims receive the compensation they deserve, including those injured in bus accidents. We have successfully won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and while individual results are not guaranteed, we approach each case with compassion, dedication and a fierce determination to defend our clients’ right to full compensation.
Any form of public transportation, be it bus, train or boat, is considered a “common carrier” in the state of Arizona. Under the “common carrier” doctrine, the government agencies or management companies operating these transports are responsible to provide the “highest degree of care” in ensuring passengers’ safety, from the conditions at the bus stop to the operation of the bus itself. For you as an injury victim, this means the transportation company/agency can be held to even a higher standard of accountability for negligence than if you were in a collision with an at-fault driver of a personal vehicle.
While most public transportation makes every effort to be safe, negligence may still occur in many different ways, often leading to injury accidents Some common examples of negligence:
- Improperly trained bus operators
- Bus operators under the influence of alcohol, drugs or fatigue due to overwork
- Bus operators driving recklessly or carelessly
- Buses that aren’t properly maintained
- Buses that are filled with passengers beyond a safe capacity
Unsafe conditions at bus stops or stations (e.g., slippery surfaces or lack of security)
Bringing a personal injury lawsuit against a government agency may feel intimidating, but our Phoenix injury attorneys know the law inside and out, and we know how to represent your interests and protect your rights. We conduct thorough investigations, examine the evidence, and work with accident reconstruction teams to prove negligence and hold the transportation authority accountable. We will fight to get you every dollar of compensation you deserve so you can get your life back on track.
We never want any bus accident victim to be afraid of legal costs, which is why we only work on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we win compensation on your behalf. If you’ve been injured in a public transportation accident in Arizona, call Luis Guerra at 602-381-8400 today for a free, no-risk consultation.