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Public Transportation Liability

Just as many car crash accidents happen in California, those involving public transportation are also reasonably common. It is estimated that approximately over 2 million people use public transportation as their alternative to commuting to work or school on a daily basis.

This is why an accident in a public vehicle can be so troublesome since the lives involved in it are many. The most common cases are those where bus drivers cause accidents due to carelessness, speeding, etc. However, it is also likely that the accident is caused by another car, another bus, or bad conditions both on the road and the weather.

The cases in which you are required to sue for compensation to state-owned public transportation can be the most complex because, in many cases, the government will not want to be responsible for your losses.

To request compensation from the government, you must make your claim within six months from the date the accident occurred for it to be considered. In this way, you will be able to obtain compensation for any personal injury and the expenses resulting from it. These expenses include hospitalization or medications, property damage, emotional damage, lost wages due to recovering from injuries, or even the death of a loved one who was riding in the crashed vehicle.

When suffering an accident of this type, the first thing you should do is to identify the culprit since this may be the bus driver, but it may also be that some other driver has caused the accident, as mentioned before. This is why before filing any claim, you must make sure who was the cause of your accident while traveling on public transport.

After you have identified the culprit, the best thing in these cases will be to hire an attorney specializing in personal injury since cases against the state are complex. A lawyer specializing in these accidents will be able to advise you about the documents and requirements you need to present your claim or your lawsuit; they know the best ways to win it to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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