Los Angeles Metro Accident Lawyer

Los Angeles Metro Accident Attorneys

Being injured in an accident involving a Los Angeles Metro bus or train can be a very frightening experience. If you suffer injuries from an accident, a Los Angeles Metro accident lawyer can help you understand your rights and fight for your deserved compensation.

Los Angeles Metro Accident Lawyer

Why Choose Our Los Angeles Metro Accident Law Firm?

Metro accidents in Los Angeles can involve complex issues not present in typical car accident claims. Hiring a Los Angeles firm with experience in public transportation cases can provide invaluable assistance.

In-Depth Accident Investigation

Our legal team conducts meticulous investigations to determine the causes of our clients’ Metro accidents. Identifying potentially liable parties can involve:

Reviewing Accident Reports and Witness Statements

The Metro or law enforcement files an official accident report that outlines the observations of the scene, weather conditions, and any other factors that may have contributed to the accident. Witness statements are a great source for knowing what happened before an accident occurred. This documentation can either support what you say or fill in gaps if you travel as a passenger.

Examining Security Camera Footage

Security cameras, such as metro stations, platforms, and onboard vehicles, are everywhere. When we believe that there is an opportunity to help establish who was at fault, we can request appropriate security camera footage.

Reviewing Maintenance Records

The Metro is required to keep its vehicles and infrastructure safe. Our attorneys can request servicing documents of the vehicle involved in your accident to determine if mechanical defaults or safety issues led to the crash. For example, track or switching malfunctions can cause train derailments, while defective brakes or steering components can lead to bus accidents.

Determining Liability in Metro Accidents

Several parties can be liable for metro accidents. This number varies depending on different factors, such as:

Operator Negligence

Operators are mandated to take reasonable care of the passengers’ safety. If they do not follow safety standards, exceed speed limits, or adequately respond to emergencies, they can be sued for any damage that occurs.

Car and Metro Accidents

If you have been in an accident involving a car and a Metro vehicle, your losses may be recoverable from the car’s driver if their negligence caused the accident. This negligence may encompass situations such as when someone drives while talking on the phone, speeds, or fails to yield.

Negligence on Behalf of a Metro Employee

The metro railway staff ensures that people traveling through the system remain safe. As such, if a slip-and-fall incident results from a poorly maintained station platform, faulty escalators, or lack of proper security measures, the company can be held accountable for personal injuries.

Aggressive Negotiation With Insurance Companies

The Metro has insurance in case people are in accidents. Our attorneys can communicate on your behalf with the Metro’s insurance company to seek maximum compensation. We know that insurance companies often try to reduce their payouts. Our trained negotiators are ready to fight to protect your rights and ensure that you can receive maximum payments.

Trial-Ready Representation

We are ready for court. If negotiations fail to reach a maximum settlement, the attorney has years of experience handling metro accident cases. This professional can do everything possible to get justice. We can make sure all evidence is present before going into the courtroom. We prepare thoroughly and then argue persuasively for you.

FAQs

Q: How Much Do Accident Attorneys Charge in California?

A: The fees that an accident attorney charges in California vary, depending on several factors. Elements that can contribute to your attorney’s cost include the case’s complexity, the attorney’s experience, the location of the case, and the anticipated amount of work involved. While many accident attorneys work for a contingency fee, it is wise to ask a potential attorney upfront to understand their costs and how they charge.

If your attorney charges contingency fees, you will only pay a percentage of the compensation awarded by the court.

Q: Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident in California?

A: While hiring a personal injury lawyer for a car accident in California is not required, it can be a wise decision for many reasons. California is a fault-based state, meaning that the at-fault party is financially responsible for damages. To recover compensation, you must prove that the metro is at fault for your injuries.

An attorney can:

  • Understand the complexities of metro accident claims.
  • Thoroughly investigate the accident’s cause.
  • Negotiate with the respective California metro authorities.
  • Represent you if the case goes to court.

Q: How Much Is a Whiplash Claim Worth in California?

A: The amount that a whiplash claim is worth in California can vary, depending on your injury’s severity, the cost of your medical bills, and other factors present in other personal injury claims. There is no set amount of compensation that people receive for whiplash injuries, so it can be wise to consult a personal injury or metro accident attorney when you want an estimate of your case’s value.

Q: Is CA a No-Fault Car Accident State?

A: California is an at-fault state, not a no-fault car accident state. In no-fault states, the determination of compensation received has nothing to do with who caused the accident. In at-fault states, like California, the driver or entity who caused the accident is financially responsible for paying out compensation to cover the victim’s injuries and damages.

Help With Your Los Angeles Metro Accident Case

You probably do not expect to wind up in the hospital when you ride on the Los Angeles metro or travel in the area. You can expect to get to your destination safely because of the amount of trust you need to place in the metro system. Sadly, it can be difficult for some people to make it safely to where they want to go due to negligence on the part of Los Angeles metro staff.

If you sustain an injury after coming in contact with the metro, you need help. While you recover from your injuries, we can fight for your rights in the Los Angeles legal system. We dedicate ourselves to advocating for our client’s rights and protecting the residents of Los Angeles from negligent parties. Contacting Easton & Easton, LLP, can give you a partner in the legal system. Having us look out for you means that you can feel safe. Schedule a consultation today.

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