Thousands upon thousands of people use public transportation every day. They rely on this mode of transportation to get them to and from work, to and from a shopping center, and to and from various other locations around the city. Without public transportation, there would be many people that would struggle to get around.
However, for all of the benefits offered by a robust public transportation system, it is not without problems too. The workers who operate these vehicles aren’t perfect. They can make mistakes. And the vehicles themselves also aren’t perfect. They can break down and suffer mechanical failures.
Combined, these two unpredictable factors can lead to accidents that involve public transportation vehicles. There are many different types of vehicles that fall into the category of public transportation in this context:
- Trains (subway included)
- Shuttle buses
- Other commercial carriers
These vehicles can all cause horrible injuries to riders who are just trying to get from point A to point B. When they are involved in accidents, there are many different parties that can be held liable — from driver to mechanics, to companies and government entities. These cases can become very complicated in a short amount of time, so it is always best for the victims of a public transportation accident to consult with an experienced attorney.
In Santa Monica, the names to know are Greene Broillet & Wheeler. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling public transportation accident cases, and we can advocate for your rights and interests after these terrible wrecks.