Common Carrier Accidents

Injured By A California Bus, Train Or Taxi?

A “common carrier” is a commercial enterprise that publicly offers transportation for passengers or freight. You may receive compensation if you have suffered from a serious injury in an accident involving a bus, train, tram, taxi, limousine, the BART or even a chair lift.

With decades of experience in these and other cases in the San Mateo County area, attorney Reuben J. Donig stands ready to explain your rights and advocate for you.

A Bus Or Taxi Driver Is Obligated To Avoid An Accident

Liability is easier to establish in a taxi or bus collision than in other motor vehicle accidents. As professional drivers, those who operate a bus, taxi, train or other common carrier is held to a higher standard than nonprofessionals. This means that rather than proving that they caused the accident, you must prove that they could have avoided it.

Fleet Insurance And Other Sources Of Compensation

The first step to recovering compensation is establishing the driver as the responsible party. Fleet insurance is carried by everyone who operates a system of public transportation, including San Francisco’s famed trolley car system, commuter rail lines and public buses. You may receive compensation from your health insurance, auto insurance and/or fleet insurance.

Talk To A Lawyer Before Accepting A Settlement

If you or a loved one has experienced a common carrier accident injury, it is vital that you get a legal opinion before accepting any settlement offer.

California attorney Reuben J. Donig is waiting to speak with you today about your claim; please call 650-668-3600 or email our San Mateo County office to arrange a free consultation. Because we handle cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not be billed unless you receive financial compensation as a result of our efforts.