NBC News reports that one person suffered personal injuries in a Muni bus accident late last week. According to reports, a car and truck collided with the Muni bus, leading to minor damage.
Whenever an accident occurs involving the San Francisco Municipal Railway System (Muni), whether with one of its buses, trains or trolleys, several distinct procedural steps exist that must be followed to ensure you receive compensation for any damage caused by the Muni vehicle. For example, you must file a claim for your loss within 6 months of the accident. Many people mistakenly believe that they have more time. However, it is critical you act right away to preserve your right to file a civil lawsuit and receive compensation. Even if you have not yet determined the full extent of harm caused by the accident, filing a claim right away is important in order to protect yourself. Also, it is advisable to speak to a private personal injury lawyer who can represent your interests, rather than a Muni investigator who may have a conflict of interest.
For more information or if you have been involved in any type of motor vehicle accident involving a Muni affiliated vehicle, it is important to speak with an experienced accident lawyer right away. For more information, please contact the dedicated San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.