Friday afternoon two separate Muni accidents occurred, resulting in several dozen personal injuries. More than twenty people required hospital attention as the result of these incidents. According to reports, one of the crashes occurred when a light rail vehicle and a big-rig collided. The incident remains under investigation, but news reports that the truck allegedly made an illegal left turn in front of the train.
The second accident allegedly occurred when a driver of a dump truck travelling in front of a Muni bus slammed on its breaks. The Muni driver then swerved to avoid hitting the truck, and ran into another dump truck travelling in the opposite direction.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Muni vehicle, consulting with an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer is important to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Accidents that occur while taking public transportation involve numerous considerations and factors. For example, while the accident may be the result of a third party – such a driver of another vehicle – it's important to determine whether Muni could have taken any actions to better ensure the safety of its passengers, whether Muni's operators were negligent in any way, and whether any faulty or defective parts of the Muni vehicles contributed to the incident. Further, the time to file a claim for damages against the city for injuries arising out of Muni accidents is short. As a result it is critical to contact an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured while riding in a Muni vehicle.
For more information, contact the dedicated San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.