San Jose Bus Accident Lawyers
Keeping the Buses Safe for Our Communities
The attorneys at Bohn & Fletcher have helped injured people recover millions of dollars through skilled negotiations and zealous trial advocacy. We deliver personalized attention and excellent legal representation throughout the attorney-client relationship. All of our esteemed attorneys are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and focus exclusively on tort law. If you were seriously injured in a bus or streetcar accident, you deserve an attorney with the highest standards for ethics and professionalism, and that is exactly what you will receive at Bohn & Fletcher.
Bus Drivers and Other Common Carriers Owe You a Heightened Duty of Care
Under California law, buses belong to a category called “common carriers,” because they transport large groups of passengers for a fee. “Common carrier” status, which also includes streetcar operators and other forms of transit, imposes upon drivers a heightened duty of care to their passengers. All drivers are expected to obey basic safety laws, such as using turn signals and obeying the speed limit, but a “common carrier” driver is required by law to exercise the highest degree of vigilance for the safety of passengers. Any behavior that falls below this standard may be considered negligent operation of the vehicle. If you were injured on a bus or streetcar as a result of driver negligence, Bohn & Fletcher holds the appropriate parties accountable for their actions and seeks fair compensation for all resulting injuries.
Time Limit to File a Claim Against a Bus or Trolley Company
In California, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. However, if the responsible party is (or works for) a government entity, then you must file within six months. If you are unsure whether the negligent party is a government entity, our San Jose-based accident attorneys can advise you how long you have to commence legal action. Failure to file within the appropriate timeframe can result in waiving your right to recover for your injuries. The following is a list of Bay Area parties that may be liable for your bus, streetcar or other common carrier accident (there are usually similar “common carriers” in all cities):
- Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
- Greyhound Bus Lines
- DASH–Downtown Area Shuttle
- ACE–Altamont Commuter Express
- BART–Bay Area Rapid Transit
- Capitol Corridor
- SFMTA San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority
- SF Muni
Our bus and auto accident attorneys fight for people injured throughout California and the Bay Area. This includes San Jose, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, San Francisco and the surrounding communities. Our primary concern is that you receive full and fair compensation for your physical, emotional and financial hardships. If you sustained a major injury because of a negligent “common carrier” (i.e. bus, train, or streetcar) we are here to help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Only pay if You are Compensated
The lawyers at Bohn & Fletcher are here to listen to your story, offer counsel and pursue a solution. We offer free consultations to all clients and operate on a contingency fee basis — which means you only pay for our legal services if we secure a financial recovery for you. Our attorneys gladly meet you in your home or hospital if you have difficulty traveling. We proudly serve the citizens throughout California and the Bay Area. Contact us online or call 408-279-4222 today to speak with an attorney.