Public Transit and Common Carrier Liability
San Francisco Public Transportation Accident Attorneys
Leading the Way in Transportation Injury Cases
When an accident or injury occurs on a California bus, streetcar, train or subway, determining liability can be challenging. With multiple authorities involved, including the city, county or state, you need an attorney who is experienced with public transportation accident claims.
Walker, Hamilton & Kearns, LLP is one of the leading law firms in Northern California in mass transit injury cases. You can rely on our experience in these complex cases as well as our skill as trial lawyers. To schedule a free consultation with one of our San Francisco public transportation accident lawyers, please call us today.
Attorney Walter H. Walker is well known for the landmark appellate case Bonanno v. Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (2003) 30 Cal 4th 139, which established that the location of a bus stop can constitute a dangerous condition of public property. This case went to trial three times, the court of appeal three times and the Supreme Court once, resulting in a $3.89 million verdict as well as new law.
Comprehensive Transit Accident Representation
Our attorneys have experience with accidents involving nearly every type of public and commercial transit, including:
- Muni (San Francisco Municipal Railway)
- BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
- AC Transit (Alameda-Contra Costa Transit)
- CCCTA (Central Contra Costa Transit Authority)
- WCCTA (West Contra Costa Transit Authority)
We will investigate the accident to determine the cause and the liability, and then hold the negligent parties accountable. Our experience with common carrier liability makes our firm a good choice for your public transit accident claim.
In the majority of mass transit accident cases, injuries occur when passengers are waiting for the bus or train, or while in the station. Slip-and-fall accidents are extremely common. Pedestrian accidents happen frequently at bus stops. In addition, car accidents with buses or at railroad crossings can cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
Contact a Public Transportation Accident Attorney in San Francisco
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