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Government Lawsuits At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Los Angeles Government Lawsuits

Navigating the Legal Challenges of Suing Governmental Entities

After a bus accident or public transportation injury, you may need to file a lawsuit against the government entity or agency that owns the public transportation system. Unfortunately for injury victims, dealing with the government can be one of the biggest obstacles to securing fair compensation, as it takes a deep understanding of applicable laws and regulations to navigate a government lawsuit.

That is why other law firms frequently turn to Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, when they have a case requiring legal action against a public entity. Our Los Angeles law firm knows exactly which steps to take – and the potential pitfalls to avoid – in order to help clients injured in public transportation accidents.

Do you need to bring a government lawsuit in Los Angeles, Southern California, or anywhere in the nation? Call Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP at (866) 634-4525 today.

Holding Government Entities Accountable for Public Transport Accidents

Imagine that you are hit by a car while crossing the street, leaving you with a broken leg and a head injury. In most cases, you would have two full years to decide whether to file a claim against the car’s driver and his or her insurance company. This gives you an adequate amount of time to find out whether your head injury was just a concussion or a brain injury that will cause permanent impairment.

In cases involving government defendants, your deadline to file a claim is much shorter. If you were hit by a bus in the same crosswalk and sustained the very same injuries, you would only have six months to file a claim against a government defendant.

Additionally, all liable parties and all the different theories of recovery and damages must also be included in the initial claim. If any information or evidence is discovered later, it cannot be used to prove liability or document damages. In some complex cases, you may not realize until six months into the case that the liable party is the county, not the city.

Because of these complexities, it’s crucial to carefully construct your government lawsuit from the beginning with a seasoned Los Angeles attorney. Failure to file a claim quickly and properly can leave injury victims without a leg to stand on, unable to pursue financial compensation for damages.

Experienced in Public Transportation Litigation

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our attorneys have won millions of dollars in compensation for clients injured in a wide range of public transportation accidents throughout Southern California. Each transit system and agency has its own set of rules and jurisdictions. We understand the nuances involved in pursuing these claims and we use this knowledge to our clients’ best advantage.

Our lawyers represent people who were injured in public transportation accidents in Los Angeles, Southern California and the state. To discuss your case, please contact our law firm.

Helping Our Clients Tell Their Story & Get the Compensation They Deserve

Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

  • Decades of Legal Experience
  • Billions Recovered For Our Clients
  • We're Always Available For Our Clients & Offer Free Consultations
  • We've Taken On Some of The Largest Corporations & Insurance Agencies


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