Los Angeles Metro offers residents and visitors many different car-free options for getting around the city–including light rail, subway, bus, and bike. Taking public transportation can be convenient, but it’s not without risk.
Were you hurt in a Los Angeles, CA Metro accident? If so, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve lost a family member in a mass transit accident, you could be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers bring over 100+ years of combined experience to the table. We’ve been recognized by numerous national organizations for our professionalism, dedication to our clients, and outstanding results. We’ve recovered more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements over the years.
We offer free case evaluations, so contact our law office or call (877) 300-4535 to set up your appointment to speak with a Los Angeles metro/subway/mass transit accident attorney today.
How M&Y Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Metro/Subway/Mass Transit Accident in Los Angeles
Mass transit accidents can make you feel helpless. After all, you weren’t driving, you may have no idea what happened, and you don’t know who’s responsible.
That’s why you need an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to help you through the next steps. When you hire our legal team, we’ll give your case the immediate attention it deserves.
Our lawyers have almost a century of combined legal experience. We’ve developed a respected relationship with key city offices, and we understand how to handle complex claims involving government entities.
When you trust us with your case, we will:
- Preserve all legal claims and ensure all deadlines are met
- Interview witnesses and collect other evidence to support your case
- Hire trusted experts to analyze the facts and determine the cause of your accident, explain the extent of your injuries, and strengthen your claim for damages
- Negotiate for a fair settlement that fully compensates you for your losses
- Send one of the country’s top 100 trial lawyers (selected by National Trial Lawyers) to present your case to a jury, if necessary
We work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing upfront. And we collect a fee only if and when we recover a financial award on your behalf.
We put our full resources toward winning your case, and there’s no financial risk to you. Contact our Los Angeles, California law firm today to learn more and get a free consultation.
What Causes Mass Transit Accidents in Los Angeles?
Avoiding the gridlock of LA traffic by taking the Metro is appealing. There are more mass transit options than ever, but there are also more possibilities for something to go wrong. Most accidents are preventable and can be traced to someone’s negligence.
Accidents on mass transit vehicles can be caused by:
- Negligent maintenance
- Distracted drivers
- Poorly trained transit operators
- Unruly passengers
- Road obstructions or poor road design
- Defective machinery
There’s also some indication of increased crime rates on public transit. In 2021, LA Metro Rail reported five crimes for every million passenger boardings, up from 3.82 per million in 2019. If someone intentionally injured you, they could be financially liable to you in addition to criminal charges that they may face.
Who’s Liable for a Metro Accident?
In addition to typical public transportation options, LA Metro runs bike share, Metro Micro (an on-demand ride service), and rideshare/vanpools.
People have lots of choices to meet their individual needs. But when something goes wrong, figuring out who’s responsible can be complicated.
Who’s liable in a mass transit accident will depend on the circumstances in each case. But potentially liable parties could include:
- City of Los Angeles
- LA County
- State of California
- Equipment manufacturer
- E-bike or scooter company
- Public utility company
- Car or truck drivers
Every legal matter has requirements that must be met. But when the government is liable, you’ll have to follow additional rules.
We’ve successfully handled cases against big insurance companies, public entities, and everything in between. We have the knowledge, experience, and dedication to fight for the maximum award possible.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Los Angeles Metro/Subway/Mass Transit Accident Lawyers
Were you injured while using LA’s public transit system? The city has a lot to lose, and it will put up a big fight. We’re never afraid to go up against the City of LA, LA County, or the State of California if we have to. We won’t let your accident get swept under the rug. We’ll fight for justice and the compensation you deserve.
For almost a decade, we’ve been helping people in LA get the money they need after suffering injuries in preventable accidents. Contact our law office to learn how we can help. Initial consultations are always free, so call today.
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