Bus drivers and light rail operators have a high duty to the safety of passengers, pedestrians and the public. Unfortunately, those drivers are not always qualified or diligent, and the buses and trains themselves offer little protection in a crash situation.
If you or your loved one was hurt in a bus or train accident, you can put your faith in Guenard & Bozarth. Our highly experienced personal injury attorneys know how to handle claims against governmental entities to secure compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered. With offices in Sacramento and Elk Grove, we take cases throughout surrounding counties of Northern California.
In more than 25 years of personal injury practice, our lawyers have amassed significant verdicts and settlements in a wide range of cases, including public transportation accidents. We have brought claims against RT (Sacramento Regional Transit), e-Tran (Elk Grove Transit), and other agencies for light rail, commuter bus and city bus accidents:
- Car-bus collisions
- Pedestrians struck by buses or trains
- Standing passengers knocked off their feet
- Passengers whose wheelchair or scooter was not strapped down
- Injuries while boarding or exiting the train
Contrary to popular belief, common carriers can be sued for injuries. But there are protocols for suing a transit agency, such as filing a notice of claim within six months. Our attorneys will explain your rights and the process. We will take swift steps to preserve evidence such as onboard video, black box data or witness accounts.
Our legal team knows how to identify negligence in the operation of a bus or train, in maintenance of public transit vehicles, and in hiring and training of drivers. Was the driver drowsy or distracted? Does the driver have a history of accidents or safety violations? Criminal convictions or addictions? Did the driver follow protocols for assisting disabled passengers? Did the driver stop abruptly or take off before passengers were seated or safely situated?
Bus and train accidents can also be caused by dangerous roadways, obscured vision, failure of crossing signals, or faulty components and equipment. We explore all sources of liability to make sure clients are adequately compensated for their injuries and hardships.
We provide a free consultation and take no attorney fees unless we recover compensation. Call us now to speak with our Sacramento train accident attorneys, or use our online form to describe your accident, and we will reach out to you soon.
We will promptly investigate your car, motorcycle or truck crash to pursue maximum damages.
We fight back when legitimate claims are unfairly denied by insurance companies.
Bad faith litigation is becoming more common as the insurance industry continues to engage in dishonest practices that trample the rights of policyholders.
INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW US BECAUSE THEY’VE PAID OUR CLIENTS OVER $130 MILLION DOLLARS.
CAR ACCIDENT INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012
HAIR SALON INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.
SLIP & FALL INJURY
Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.
On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.