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Public Bus Accidents in San Francisco

San Francisco auto accident lawyers


As a major American city, San Francisco has one of the most extensive and complex public transportation systems in the country. The San Francisco Bay area is home to three international airports, several heavy and light commuter rails, hundreds of miles of highway, and several bus lines. Unfortunately, public bus accidents in San Francisco are an all too common occurrence.


Public bus operators in San Francisco have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to ensure their passengers are safe. If you were injured by a public bus in San Francisco, it may be due to negligence on the part of the bus driver, contractor, and even the city. Skilled law firms regularly represents clients harmed by public buses and may be fully capable of dealing with the complex issues of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the bus company or municipal government.


Common causes of bus accidents


Every public bus accident is different and caused by various circumstances and factors. However, there are common causes of bus accidents our auto accident attorneys see often. This includes things like:


  • Distracted driving;
  • Failing to operate the bus safely in inclement weather;
  • Driving while intoxicated;
  • Improper lane changes;
  • Swerving; and/or
  • Mechanical defects.


SF Muni bus accident lawsuits


The San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) provides public bus, light rail, cable cars, and streetcar service to almost 47 square miles in the San Francisco area. Muni provides over 200 million rides per year to over 600,000 daily riders, making it the seventh largest biggest transit system in the country.


In August 2014, over 40 people were injured in two separate Muni accidents. One involved a Muni public bus and the other involved a Muni light rail train. If you or a loved one were hurt in a Muni public bus accident, contact an experienced auto accident attorneys for a legal consultation.


AC Transit bus accident lawyers


The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) serves the Oakland, San Francisco, and Bay area with a fleet of almost 600 buses. AC Transit makes approximately 5,500 stops on almost 150 routes every day.


AC Transit gets its funding from federal, state, and local funds as well as passenger fares. AC Transit bus routes connect with Muni, BART, and other local transit authorities.


SamTrans bus injury lawsuit


The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) serves San Mateo County and portions of San Francisco. Headquartered in San Carlos, SamTrans has a daily ridership of 50,000 with a fleet of almost 300 buses on almost 50 routes.


SamTrans uses outside contractors on some of its bus lines, making liability more difficult to appropriate in the event of an accident. An attorney can help you if you were injured in a public bus accident.


Public bus accident attorneys in San Francisco


Due to their sheer size, public bus accidents can have serious, long term effects on injury victims. Bus accident victims may have huge medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and need long term care. Don’t let the financial stress of your accident overwhelm you; an auto accident attorney in San Francisco can help you recover for all of your damages and work hard to make your and your family whole again.

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