Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Premises Liability.
You never know what is going to happen when you are at a bus station or subway platform. Certainly, all of us hope that we will arrive at our destination safely, and that is what happens in 99 percent of the time, but let’s not ignore the fact that slip and fall and other premises liability accidents do happen on bus stations and subway/train platforms.
But who can be held liable for your injuries on bus and subway stations in San Diego and elsewhere in California? More often than not, establishing the liable parties in your particular case cannot be done without the help of a San Diego premises liability attorney.
Usually, the more parties you can sue, the more money you can recover. In most cases, the city or municipality will be held responsible for your injuries caused at a bus station or on subway/train platform.
When bringing a personal injury lawsuit against San Diego after you slipped and fell on a train or subway station, it is vital to establish whether or not the city owns and controls the area. If it does, you could be entitled to pursue compensation, as the owner of the property is legally required to regularly inspect and adequately maintain the premises to make it safe for the visitors, licensees and invitees.
If your slip and fall accident was caused by a third party, who pushed you or spilled liquid on the floor prior to the accident, you may not be able to sue the city or municipality for your injuries caused on a subway or train station unless the city’s negligence contributed to the accident.
“However, not all subway and train platforms and bus stations are under the jurisdiction of the city or municipality,” warns our experienced premises liability attorney in San Diego. That is why it is critical to establish what private or public entity has responsibility for the premises where the accident occurred.
Medical bills after a slip and fall accident can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars, something that is not affordable for the vast majority of people in San Diego and elsewhere in California. If you were not at fault for the accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation by suing the at-fault party.
Here is the list of the parties who can potentially be held liable for injuries that occur at bus stations, on subway and train stations in San Diego:
Depending on the specific bus station, train platform or subway platform on which you get injured, you may be entitled to sue different public or private entities.
In order to file a premises liability lawsuit, you will have to establish the following elements:
If you sustain injuries while riding a bus, train or subway, on the other hand, several other parties may be held liable as well. Apart from the public or private entity operating the mode of transportation on which you were injured, you may be able to sue:
Consult with our San Diego premises liability attorney from the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. to establish liability in your particular case and determine the cost of your damages. Call our offices at 619.956.9555 or fill out this contact form to get a free consultation.