Riverside Transit Authority Accident Lawyer
Skilled Transit Authority Accident Lawyers Serving Riverside, California
The Riverside Transit Authority accident lawyers at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn have a lot of expertise addressing cases involving the Riverside Transit Authority (RTA). Transit authorities have a duty of care in all facets of how they conduct business and are legally required to safeguard their passengers. As a result of incidents involving buses, trains, or subways, these transit authorities may act negligently and hurt another person.
Riverside Bus Service
The second-largest bus service in the country is based in Riverside. The community has access to forty-four different routes through the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA). About 2,500 square miles of Riverside County are covered by the RTA.
Typical Reasons for Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can occur suddenly and cause significant damage. School buses weigh very heavily, and they can seriously hurt their passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians when they crash with other cars or objects.
Riverside accidents can have a variety of causes, much like regular auto accidents. Here are a few of the most widespread:
- risky driving conditions
- driver carelessness
- driving while distracted
- confined roads
- Bus weight distribution problems that cause rollover incidents
- malfunctioning on buses
- bad weather
- driver fatigue
Bus driving is a challenging, high-stress job. Up to 80 passengers must be transported at once while drivers must manage large vehicles on narrow streets. Bus drivers frequently have to operate under strict deadlines and intense management pressure. As a result, to save time, drivers occasionally make bad choices.
In addition, particularly when bus companies are understaffed, certain public transportation corporations mandate dangerous work hours for their workforce. At the end of their shifts, these lengthy hours may make drivers feel exhausted, which may affect their reaction time and decision-making.
Accidents can, however, also happen as a result of pedestrians’ and drivers’ carelessness. In any case, you have the right to compensation from the responsible party if they were the cause of the accident that left you hurt.
What Damages May Occur As A Result Of A Riverside Transit Authority Accident?
You may have sustained serious injuries in a collision or a fall if you were a passenger on a city-run bus. You may have sustained injuries that would have changed your life if you were a pedestrian hit by a city bus or if you were in a car that the city bus impacted.
To ensure that an accident report is submitted, you should always report an accident to the appropriate authorities. As soon as possible, get medical attention so that you can focus on healing your wounds.
Keep documents of your treatment, including medical bills, details of missed work and lost pay, and repair estimates. Here are a few typical damages and losses sustained in such accidents:
- Future and previous medical bills
- Future and past lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to property
- Permanent deformity and scarring
- Loss of pleasure in life
- Loss of companionship
Pursuing A Claim And Statute of Limitation
While you can file a claim against the city if you can prove they are responsible for the losses, doing so is significantly more difficult than filing a claim against a specific person. Sovereign immunity protects governmental organizations, but the Torts Claim Act permits a limited waiver of that protection to pursue claims against organizations under specific circumstances.
After a bus accident, you have six months to claim damages against the city. To file a notice of claim, the correct paperwork must be filled out, and all necessary supporting evidence must be supplied to establish which losses were sustained and why you believe the other party is responsible. You can then submit a lawsuit if they don’t respond to your claim appropriately through our lawyers.
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Contact a Riverside Transit Authority accident lawyer at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Law Office today to discuss your case.