What Happens After A Public Transportation Accident?

Public transportation is essential in any large city; New Orleans' public transit vehicles connect millions of riders. The drivers of these vehicles are charged with keeping people safe — both passengers inside the vehicle and other motorists on the road. Sometimes, however, drivers and their employers fail to take appropriate care, causing serious traffic accidents.

At James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., in New Orleans, Louisiana, we hold negligent parties accountable when they breach the public trust and cause injury to innocent people. We assist clients who have been hurt while using public transportation in the surrounding communities.

Some examples of cases we handle include:

  • Driver negligence
  • Sudden stops or braking
  • A bus or train operator leaving a stop too soon
  • Bus and taxi accidents
  • Train crossing accidents
  • Train derailments
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Mechanical failures
  • Accidents resulting from improper maintenance

Who Is Liable For Mass Transit Accidents?

Mass transit is a complex system with many participants, all of which can contribute to serious accidents. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be appropriate to sue the operator of the public vehicle, the municipality that controls the vehicle or whoever is responsible for performing maintenance. When more than one driver contributes to an accident, other motorists may be held accountable as well.

Put A Proven Injury Lawyer On Your Side

At many large firms, paralegals and inexperienced associates conduct most of the work on a case. At our firm, attorney James Arruebarrena personally handles every case. All clients benefit from his decades of experience and his reputation in the legal community.

To learn more and take the first step toward financial recovery, please contact us online or call 504-322-1272.