Mass Transit Accidents
Like most major cities, San Diego fosters a multitude of public transportation options for residents and tourists traveling in and around the city. These methods of transportation, which include, trains, buses, taxicabs, trolleys, Coaster, and Amtrak, offer traveling residents affordable and efficient transportation. However, the sheer size and amount of people on board each type of transportation method yields the risk for serious, life-threatening mass transit accidents if anything goes wrong.
The San Diego personal injury attorneys of Ritter & Associates offer legal assistance to those injured in a mass transit accident. Whether the incident occurred because of negligence or external factors, you may be entitled to receive financial and medical damages from the transportation company involved or the driver at fault.
Causes of Mass Transit Accidents
Mass transit accidents can occur for a number of reasons, putting passengers at risk for serious injuries. Some general causes of mass transit accidents are listed below.
- Transit driver negligence
- Excessive speeding or reckless driving
- Braking suddenly
- Collisions with other vehicles
- Unsafe roadways or obstacles
- Improper turning or changing of lanes
- Doors crushing or closing on passengers
- Defective or poorly maintained equipment
- Slip and fall accidents because of inadequate maintenance
- Physical assaults or attacks at transit stations because of improper security
If you or someone you love has experienced an accident related to public transportation, you could be entitled to receive damages depending on the cause and severity of the accident. The San Diego personal injury attorneys can hold the responsible parties accountable for the costs of your injury.
Contact The San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys
The San Diego personal injury attorneys of Ritter & Associates are experienced in the field of mass transit accidents and understand the seriousness of such life-threatening events. Contact our offices today at (619) 296-0123 for more information and legal assistance.