According to the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the year 2011
saw approximately 5,338,000 highway crashes across the country. These
crashes involved passenger cars, motorcycles, heavy trucks, light trucks,
motorcycles, and buses. Another 9,819 transportation accidents involved
railroads such as Amtrak and other commuter trains. More than 7,000 organizations
in the U. S. provide some type of public transportation. These organizations
range from mass transit companies to single-vehicle service providers.
The American Public Transportation Association reports that San Diego ranks 13th in the top 50 urbanized areas with the most transit travel. This travel
includes buses, commuter trains, streetcars, vans, and more. Since 2004,
transit travel use has increased overall in the U.S. This use has grown
more than the population or highway travel using passenger vehicles.
Unfortunately, the increase in public transportation has led to accidents
involving these various modes of travel. In the San Diego area last December
one person died and 12 more were injured when a tour bus swerved and tipped
over on Highway 15 near Fallbrook. Passengers inside the bus were traveling
from Los Angeles to a casino when the accident occurred. At the time of
the crash, the highway was slick from rain but it was not determined at
the time why the driver lost control.
Public Transportation and Traffic Accident Attorney in San Diego, California
Any type of accident in which you are injured can lead to enormous cost
in medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and the hard-to-quantify
non-economic toll of pain, suffering, emotional distress, and similar
losses. After any accident in which you have been harmed through no fault
of your own, you should seek experienced legal advice about your potential
personal injury claim.
The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. provides skilled legal representation
for accident victims in the greater San Diego area. Mr. Bruno is experienced
in personal injury law and procedure and has a 99.7 percent success rate
in this field. He knows how to deal with insurance companies who may try
to lowball your settlement amount. His experience and commitment to his
clients is reflected in the many satisfied people he has helped. You should
not feel guilty for wanting to be fully compensated for your losses. Find
out more about how Mr. Bruno can help you in a free case consultation.
Contact his law offices to get started today.