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Public and Mass Transportation Accidents

The Bay Area's transit system has many potential hazards

Residents of San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and other communities in Northern California rely heavily on BART and other mass transit options every day. The Bay Area Rapid Transit system has been a model for effective mass transportation systems, and the Alameda-Contra Costa bus service experiences heavy volume.

Many people are injured or killed every year using alternative transportation systems. The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock represents those who have been injured through the negligence of another person. We have more than 30 years of experience fighting to get accident victims the compensation they deserve. If you are facing mounting medical bills and other costs following an accident, we can inform you about your rights and options.

Transit operators may be financially responsible for your injuries

Railways, buses, taxis and other providers of mass transit services are sometimes called "common carriers" in the legal system. Common carriers such as BART or AC Transit are required to make their services safe for riders and to operate with a high level of care under the law. If they don't, they are legally and financially responsible for injuries that occur to their passengers while using their services.

Because common carriers are required to make their services safe, railways, taxi services and bus lines can be held liable for injuries resulting from negligent collisions and for assaults, attacks and other harmful criminal activities that happen on their premises. If you were mugged, pushed, harassed or otherwise harmed while at a BART station, bus stop, airport or ferry terminal, you may have a valid claim against the service provider.

The Bay Area has many mass transit options

Because so many people around the East Bay and San Francisco rely heavily on mass transit, injuries often occur. Common carriers in the Bay Area include:

  • BART trains and stations
  • AC transit buses
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry
  • Alameda-Oakland Ferry
  • Oakland International Airport
  • AMTRAK trains and stations
  • Taxi services
  • Sausalito-Golden Gate Ferry
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Cable cars

Attorney Robert Schock has navigates the justice system on behalf of clients who have suffered injuries. If you are seeking an injury attorney, we can advise you about your options for recovery.

Contact us for a free initial consultation at our Oakland or Concord office

If you have experienced an incident while using mass transit in the Bay Area, contact the Law Offices of Robert G. Schock. We have 30 years of experience helping clients get the compensation they deserve. Call us at (510) 839-7722 or reach us online to schedule a no-risk initial consultation at our Oakland or Concord office. Street and lot parking is available.

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