Bus & Public Transit Accident Lawyer
Compensation in Public Transportation Claims
You are more likely to be injured while driving your own car than while riding any form of public transportation. Still, bus accidents, train accidents and all forms of mass transit accidents cause serious injuries and fatalities every year.
Attorney Noël M. Ferris helps people injured in public transportation accidents recover financial compensation for damages, including pain and suffering, lost wages or income, property damage and medical bills.
She represents clients injured in a range of public transportation accidents, including:
- School bus accidents
- Airport shuttle bus accidents
- Charter bus accidents
- Light rail accidents
- Taxi cab accidents
- Train accidents
Ms. Ferris has represented people injured in buses that take people from the Sacramento area to casinos in Lake Tahoe and Reno for gambling.
Buses, taxis, trains and other forms of public transportation are considered common carriers. As such, they owe a higher standard of care to passengers and the driving public than does a private individual. They must meet certain safety and licensing regulations. Ms. Ferris is familiar with these obligations. She will investigate to determine if the busing company or other public transit organization was in compliance with all applicable regulations when the accident that injured you occurred.
Compensation for Passengers and Pedestrians
In one case, Ms. Ferris won compensation for a blind man who was injured when a bus driver began driving away from a bus stop before our client had safely exited the vehicle.
Whether you were hit by a bus or were injured while riding as a passenger, you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Don't Lose Your Right to Recovery
Cases involving government-owned transportation must be filed quickly. Failure to meet deadlines can result in the loss of your right to financial compensation. Don't take that risk. Please contact the Law Office of Noël M. Ferris in Sacramento, California, to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Call 916-520-3370 or toll-free at 888-351-3970.