All public transportation vehicles are considered to be common carriers under federal law. A common carrier is defined as any mode of transport that is made available to the general public, including buses, trains, metros, subways, and taxis in San Diego County.
Common carriers are held to a higher standard of liability than private vehicles: whereas individuals must take reasonable care to ensure they do not pose a risk to others, common carriers must take the utmost care to ensure that they are capable of keeping their passengers and goods safe. In the event of an accident, the driver, the company that owns the vehicle, the municipality that owns or manages the vehicle or the other driver who caused the collision may be held accountable for damages.
If you were injured in a public transportation accident, you will need a highly skilled San Diego car accident lawyer to represent your case. Attorney Eugene Bruno has advocated on behalf of San Diego residents for more than 20 years and is a caring and supportive guide through the legal system. In negotiations or court, however, he is an aggressive defender of your rights.
Do not wait for your medical bills to overwhelm you! You are entitled to pursue just compensation if you were injured through no fault of your own. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim against the common carrier or its affiliates, protect yourself during the insurance claims process against low ball offers from the big insurance companies by hiring a San Diego auto accident attorney immediately after the accident. Haste in these matters is strongly advised, as evidence must be collected and analyzed as soon as possible.