Normally, when you are in an accident that is caused by a private individual, that individual is then liable for any injuries or other damages which resulted from that accident. But what happens if your accident was caused by the driver of a public bus or other common carrier? You still have rights against that public entity, including the right to be compensated for your injuries and damages, but it is important to realize that there are special rules which apply in these situations.
Your Public Bus Claim
The advantages that you have when you make a claim against a public entity such as RTA is that these entities are generally well insured, and there is often video of the accident on board the public vehicle that could be helpful in proving your case. However, there are also specific rules which must be filed in making such a claim. Most importantly, there is a very narrow window within which you may make your claim against these carriers, or else your claim may expire forever.
Don’t let the intricacies of making a claim against a public entity bar you from getting the recovery that you are entitled today. If you or a loved one has been hurt in public bus, van, or streetcar accident, call us today so that our team of experienced personal injury attorneys can make sure that your case gets the care and attention that you deserve.