California Mass Transit Accident Lawyers
Skilled attorneys aid victims of public transportation injuries
Mass transit injuries are common, especially in large cities. Bus accidents occur every day in California and other forms of public transportation also present the risk of serious harm. In many cases, accidents are often caused by the negligence of a bus driver or someone else responsible for carrying passengers safely. There are also instances where the mass transit employee does their job, but another driver sets off a collision. At Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C., our skilled personal injury lawyers are dedicated to pursuing monetary damages for individuals who are hurt while riding on any form of mass transit.
What is a mass transit accident?
Mass transit refers to forms of transportation run by government bodies or private businesses to carry people who typically pay for the service. Though mass transit systems are commonly associated with larger cities, there are many bus and train lines that stop in California’s rural areas. Our firm represents clients statewide in claims stemming from accidents involving:
- Municipal, regional and interstate buses
- Trains, including city subways
- Commercial and chartered airplanes
- Cruise ships and ferries
- Trolleys and trams
Vehicles used for mass transit are typically large and passengers are often not wearing seat belts or other restraints. In addition to the impact from a collision, people riding could be hurt from being jostled around the cabin of a bus, train or boat.
Common injuries sustained in mass transit accidents
Frequently, the victims of mass transit accidents suffer catastrophic injuries. These severe forms of harm are especially debilitating and extremely painful. Specific types of harm that commonly result from public transportation accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions
- Whiplash and other nerve and muscle problems caused by sudden stops
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Brain damage and loss of cognitive function
- Severe burns and skin damage
- Severed limbs
- Wrongful death
Suing large companies and public agencies can be a challenge. Our firm has a track record of taking on tough opponents and beating them so injured victims can get the compensation they need to cover their medical bills, lost wages and other losses stemming from the accident.
What happens if multiple parties are at fault for my injuries?
Mass transit accidents are often caused by multiple parties. When this happens, you might be entitled to damages from more than one defendant. We study the evidence and file a personal injury claim against every organization and individual who contributed to your mass transit accident.
Let a qualified California mass transit accident lawyer fight for you
Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. helps those injured in mass transit accidents fight for compensation. We know how to investigate a claim and pursue negligent parties for the monetary damages they owe you. If you were hurt while a passenger on a bus, train, airplane, ferry or some other mass transit vehicle in California, contact us online or call us at for an initial consultation. Our offices are in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton and Inglewood.