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San Jose Mass Transit Accident Lawyer

Public Transportation Accident Attorney in the Bay Area

Were you injured or was a family member killed in a mass transit accident involving any of the transit lines (bus, train, or light rail) that serve Northern California? If so, you are urged to contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney promptly. Do not wait for authorities to offer you a settlement — any amount offered is very likely to be worth much less than your injuries call for. Talk to a lawyer at the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III who can tell you what to expect and how to file claims to obtain monetary compensation.

Santa Clara Counsel for Bus and Train Crashes

You may have suffered a back and neck injury, broken bone, or head injury as a boarding, standing, or sitting passenger of a bus or train involved in a mass transit accident. Other injuries may affect pedestrians or bicyclists involved in bus accidents or occupants of cars that collided with buses or trains. Accidents may involve any of the following transit lines:

  • San Jose, California-Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) services, including VTA bus service or VTA light rail service
  • DASH or River Oaks light rail service
  • ACE train/shuttles
  • Dumbarton express bus
  • Highway 17 express bus
  • MST 55 bus
  • Muni, BART, cable cars, or commuter ferries in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Golden Gate transit bus

Your injuries may be mild, serious, severe, or catastrophic. The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) will most likely conduct an investigation into the causes of the accident. Understanding the legal complexities involved in seeking and obtaining compensation is a job for a skilled San Jose area BART and light rail accident lawyer.

Bus Accidents

Buses, by nature of their sheer size, mass, and momentum, can cause serious injuries and death to people inside and outside the bus in the event of a crash. Buses are not typically equipped with seat belts, and many passengers stand in buses, leaving them vulnerable to injury when the bus must stop suddenly. A passenger who just boarded the bus but has not sat down may be jerked around as the bus begins moving, resulting in falls, blows to the head, or other serious injuries.

Pedestrians or bicyclists outside a bus may be legally in a crosswalk or bike lane when a crash occurs. The law provides ways for the injured person to seek and obtain compensation for serious injuries or the loss of a loved one in a fatal bus accident. Advice and help from a knowledgeable San Jose bus accident lawyer can lead the way to the monetary compensation that you need.

If you were injured in a MUNI accident in San Francisco or an accident involving a school bus, a Greyhound charter bus, a gambling casino charter bus, or an airport shuttle bus, John J. Garvey, III can help you determine your best options for recovering compensation for your damages. Our firm has a track record of successful outcomes for injured bus accident victims.

Contact Our San Jose, CA Public Transportation Accident Lawyer

At the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, we provide legal representation for people who have been injured in bus accidents, train accidents, light rail accidents, and other accidents involving public transportation. In these situations, your location and mode of transportation may have an impact on your options for obtaining monetary compensation to pay your medical bills, cover lost wages, and address your pain, suffering, and other losses. Mr. Garvey will know the right questions to ask and which leads to follow in order to help you obtain the compensation that you need.

Contact us at 408-293-7777 to schedule an appointment today. Your consultation is free, and we handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee unless you recover compensation. We are proud to serve Santa Clara, Monterey, and San Benito Counties along with the surrounding areas.

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