Bay Area Mass Transit Accident Injury Lawyers
San Francisco | Oakland | San Rafael | San Jose, CA
MUNI | BART | AC Transit | SamTrans | Marin Transit | Golden Gate Transit | VTA
The Bay Area’s many mass transit carriers provide a substantial benefit to the community, dramatically reducing the number of vehicles on the roadways. But they operate on schedules and their drivers can often neglect safety concerns to meet deadlines or arrive on time. Unfortunately, they’re all massive vehicles, so they’ll likely cause serious and catastrophic injury in a crash. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident involving a mass transit provider in San Francisco or anywhere in the Bay area, the attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg can help.
A Tradition of Compassionate, Personalized Service
At Weber & Nierenberg, we are into our fourth decade in practice, focusing our efforts on the needs of injured people. We know from experience that every personal injury is different, and that our clients all have individualized needs. We’ll take the time to find out exactly what happened to you, as well as what you need to move forward with your life. We’ll keep you in the loop at all times, updating you on developments in your case, as well as your options and likelihood of success.
We offer a free initial consultation to anyone who has been injured in a mass transit accident in or around San Francisco and the Bay area. To arrange a private consultation, contact us online or call our office at 1-866-288-6010.
Our Bay Area Mass Transit Accident Practice
Under the law, most mass transit carriers are considered common carriers, held to a higher standard of liability because of their role in transporting large groups of people. This requires that they take greater care when hiring, training and supervising employees, and when maintaining their equipment.
At Weber & Nierenberg, we understand the standards to which mass transit entities are held and will make certain they are held accountable when they don’t comply with those requirements. We will extensively investigate any accident claim, traveling to the location of the crash, if necessary. We will also work with specialists, including train or mass transit experts, engineers, medical authorities and financial planners, to ensure that we develop the strongest case for your full financial recovery.
When you have been hurt in an accident involving a municipal transit authority, time is of the essence. You must submit a formal claim for damages within six months of the date of your injury. We will carefully monitor your case and ensure that all filings are timely made, so that your rights are protected.
Contact an Experienced Northern California Mass Transit Accident Lawyer
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident involving the MUNI, BART, SamTrans, AC Transit, Marin Transit or VTA, call us at 1-866-288-6010 or send us an e-mail to set up a free initial consultation.
We handle all mass transit injury claims on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.
Recent Examples of How We Have Helped Our Personal Injury Clients
We represented the surviving husband and two college-age children of a 50 year-old woman who was crossing the street within a crosswalk, when she was struck and killed by a SamTrans bus. We were able to negotiate the settlement after a year of litigation.
We represented a 29-year-old Muni bus passenger who was lifted from his seat by the bus driver and tossed out the front doors onto the street. The driver claimed that when our client placed his fare in the box, he hit the driver’s hand. Our investigation discovered that the bus driver was a convicted violent felon with a history of allegedly attacking other Muni patrons. Our client suffered a fractured wrist and thumb and significant psychological injury.