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Bus and Train Accident Attorney in Southern California

Bus and Train Accident

The general rule is that a common carrier is liable for injuries or damages caused by the negligent operation of its vehicles. If the common carrier is a government-owned transportation system, the government entity may be responsible for injuries or damages resulting from the use of the transportation system. The Law Offices of Michael S. Braun are experienced personal injury lawyers serving southern California and beyond. Call our team when you’re injured in a collision with a bus, train, or other large transportation entity. We take pride in helping victims of these accidents get the settlement they deserve when public transportation companies are at fault for accidents. For a free case evaluation, call our team today:

We Help You Take on Powerful Companies

Although when these companies and their drivers are clearly at fault, these companies are not inclined to compensate you for your injuries without a fight. You need expert legal guidance you can rely on. That’s why the team with Michael S. Braun has over 3 decades of personal injury experience. When you’re experiencing injuries after a bus or train accident, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney to get the settlement you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation

The Law Office of Michael S. Braun Can Help with Your Case

Hundreds of thousands of people are injured in auto accidents throughout the state of California each year. In Los Angeles County alone, nearly 100,000 people are left with debilitating injuries that force them into local hospitals for surgeries and treatments.

Being injured in a collision can have a life-altering impact on the lives of victims and their families. For this reason, it is imperative that victims injured in accidents caused by reckless drivers reach out to a car accident attorney in Torrance as soon as possible to explore legal options available to them.

Since 1991, the attorneys at The Law Office of Michael S. Braun in Torrance have helped thousands of victims in Torrance and throughout Southern California protect their legal rights and get the justice they deserve. Whether you were injured in an accident, or your loved one lost their life, due to the negligence of another motorist, our team fights aggressively to ensure you are in the best mental, physical, and financial positions possible to move forward after a tragic collision.

Our attorneys are available to answer questions for clients throughout the entire duration of their claims and to make sure their legal rights are protected. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Torrance, CA at (310) 984-3220 to see how we can help you.

Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you.

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  • Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • Torrance
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Santa Monica
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Have you recently been injured in an automobile accident? Call the Law Offices of Michael S. Braun today: 310-984-3220

What types of injuries result from bus or train accidents?

Bus and train accidents can result in a variety of injuries, ranging from mild to severe, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Here are some common types of injuries that people may suffer in bus or train accidents:

  1. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): These occur when there is a blow to the head, causing damage to the brain. TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage and can have long-lasting effects on cognitive function, motor skills, and behavior.
  2. Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs): In accidents with significant impact, the spinal cord may be injured, leading to partial or complete paralysis. SCIs can result in loss of sensation, mobility, and control below the site of injury.
  3. Fractures and Broken Bones: The force of impact in a bus or train accident can cause fractures and broken bones in various parts of the body, such as the limbs, ribs, pelvis, and skull.
  4. Soft Tissue Injuries: These include injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Sprains, strains, and tears can occur, leading to pain, swelling, and reduced mobility.
  5. Internal Injuries: The sudden jolt or impact in an accident can cause damage to internal organs, such as the lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, or intestines. Internal bleeding or organ rupture may result, requiring immediate medical attention.
  6. Cuts, Bruises, and Abrasions: During an accident, passengers may be thrown around the vehicle or hit by flying objects, causing cuts, bruises, and abrasions on the skin. Depending on their severity and location, these injuries may range from minor to more severe.
  7. Whiplash: This is a common injury in rear-end collisions, where the sudden force causes the head to jerk forward and backward rapidly. Whiplash can result in neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and reduced mobility.
  8. Psychological Injuries: Bus and train accidents can also have psychological impacts on survivors, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other emotional or psychological disorders.

What are the main causes of public transport accidents?

Public transport accidents can occur due to various factors, and the specific causes can vary depending on the circumstances and location. Here are some main causes of public transport accidents:

  1. Human Error: Driver error, such as distracted driving, fatigue, speeding, reckless behavior, or impaired driving, is a significant cause of public transport accidents. Mistakes made by bus or train operators can lead to collisions, derailments, or other incidents.
  2. Mechanical Failures: Malfunctioning or poorly maintained equipment can contribute to accidents. Examples include brake failures, engine problems, faulty signaling systems, or defective parts. Regular maintenance and inspections are crucial for preventing mechanical failures.
  3. Infrastructure Issues: Problems with the infrastructure, such as faulty tracks, inadequate signage, poor maintenance of roads or railways, or improper design of stations or stops, can lead to accidents. Infrastructure-related issues can result from insufficient funding, lack of maintenance, or poor planning.
  4. Adverse Weather Conditions: Inclement weather, such as heavy rain, snow, ice, or fog, can create hazardous conditions for public transport. Reduced visibility, slippery roads or tracks, and reduced traction can increase the risk of accidents.
  5. Collisions with Other Vehicles or Objects: Public transport vehicles can collide with other vehicles, pedestrians, or objects on the road or tracks. Failure to yield, improper lane changes, or disregarding traffic signals can lead to these collisions.
  6. Passenger Behavior: The actions of passengers can sometimes contribute to accidents. For example, if a passenger obstructs the driver’s view, engages in unruly behavior, or interferes with the operation of the vehicle, it can increase the likelihood of an accident.
  7. Terrorism or Sabotage: In some unfortunate cases, public transport accidents can be caused deliberately through acts of terrorism or sabotage. These incidents may involve explosions, bombings, or intentional derailments, leading to significant damage and loss of life.
  8. Inadequate Training or Supervision: Insufficient training or supervision of public transport drivers or operators can also contribute to accidents. Proper training programs, ongoing education, and effective monitoring systems are crucial for maintaining high standards of safety.
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