Bus Accidents (Public Transportation)
Public Transportation Personal Injury Lawyer
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.
Common Carrier Laws in Arizona
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.
Examples of Negligence
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)
Passion For Justice
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.
Representation Without Risk
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.
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Total rating 5★ Quality of Representation Excellent!!! These attorneys understand all that is required to achieve favorable results. Talking with Mr. Shapiro and Mr. Guerra is easy and comfortable. I highly recommend this law firm.
I was badly injured in an accident at work. I hired a well-known attorney to represent me, but it wasn’t till Luis Guerra and his firm joined my case that things actually began to take off. Luis Guerra took my case personally and fought hard for me like I was family. I truly believe that if it wasn’t for him I would not have received the settlement that I did! He is an aggressive and HONEST attorney who will fight for what is right. His entire firm is filled with love and compassion for the victims. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is injured, I would HIGHLY recommend Luis Guerra.
Not only did Mr. Guerra and Mr. Shapiro meet their reputation but by far exceeded my expectations. They are diligent advocates for their clients, professional and extremely responsive to all inquiries. Most importantly, they had the expertise and genuine personal concern for my well-being that inspired confidence and ultimately resulted in an outstanding result. Mr. Guerra and Mr. Shapiro are attorneys that are truly interested in the welfare of their clients. I highly recommend having their team on your side for any case.
Mr. Luis Guerra is one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met. Thank God there are still people like him in the world. He carefully explained the entire process to me so I was aware at all times what was going to happen next.
The quality of representation we received was of the highest anyone could expect. It was a privilege to work with Luis and his staff. I am extremely grateful that I chose you to be our attorney. I am relieved that this matter has been concluded. Thank You for representing us. God Bless You.