Public Transportation

Arizona Public Transportation Accident Lawyers

Helping You Understand & Use Your Legal Options

Arizona is crisscrossed with public transportation options that offer affordable rides and travel to millions in the state each year. What happens when a public transportation vehicle gets into an accident, though? Can you still demand compensation from the operator or owner of that vehicle?

Miller Kory Rowe is here to answer all of your questions and help you understand your legal options. Our Arizona public transportation accident attorneys bring decades of collective practice experience to each case we accept. You can rest easy knowing that a law firm with the right resources and talents to challenge public transportation defendants, both in and out of court.

We can handle public transportation accident cases involving:

  • Buses
  • Trains
  • Trolleys
  • Ferries
  • Airplanes
  • And more

Want to know more? Call (602) 461-8640 today.

Public Transportation Lawsuits

In a typical accident, one or maybe a handful of people might be seriously injured. In a public transportation accident, dozens or hundreds of passengers can be injured instead. With so many people being injured in the same incident, the related claims and lawsuits will be handled uniquely. It is not unusual for a mass tort to form after a public transportation accident that involves so many plaintiffs, such as a plane crash or train derailment.

Two of the possible outcomes in your Arizona public transportation accident case:

  • Settlement: Public transportation departments and companies don’t want to be caught in view of the public for negative reasons, like causing an accident. If a confidential settlement can be reached with each plaintiff – or the plaintiff class in a class action lawsuit – then much of the case can be kept behind closed doors.
  • Lawsuit: A lawsuit, mass tort, or class action lawsuit will become necessary if the defendant doesn’t want to offer a settlement that respects your losses. Miller Kory Rowe has trial attorneys who can see your case through, no matter what. Keep in mind that a settlement can still be reached at any point, even after a trial begins. Also, keep in mind that no law firm can guarantee that a case will end in the plaintiff’s favor.

How Public Transportation Accidents Happen

Public transportation accidents are usually preventable because negligence or “human error” is often the root cause. With an investigation, which might include the assistance of third-party experts like mechanical engineers and accident reconstructionists, our team can look for the cause of the public transportation accident that left you seriously injured or took the life of a loved one.

Common causes of public transportation accidents across Arizona include:

  • Operator error
  • Operator fatigue or exhaustion
  • Failure to follow accepted procedures
  • Part or equipment failure

The defendants will be based on liability, which is decided after figuring out the cause of the accident. For example, if a public bus crashed because brake systems were never maintained, then the bus company or the municipal department that runs the buses could be liable for making such an inexcusable oversight.

Steep Damages in Public Transit Crash Cases

Depending on the type of public transportation accident that happened, the risk of catastrophic injury can be severe. In a train derailment, for example, passengers are likely to suffer serious injuries due to the complete lack of seat restraints. Typically, the compensation owed to the plaintiff will increase when considering worse and worse injuries.

The damages owed to public transportation accident claimants can include:

  • Medical treatment costs, including future physical therapy and care.
  • Lost wages, including reduced future income earning ability.
  • Pain, suffering, and complications caused by a new disability.
  • Costs and losses associated with the untimely death of a loved one.

Limited Time to Start a Claim

If your public transportation accident involved a government-run vehicle, then the time you have to start an injury claim could be brief. In some situations, you could have as little as 30, 60, or 90 days to file a claim against a defendant that is related to the city, county, state, or federal government. Take legal action today before you miss your chance entirely.

Don’t Wait — Call Our Firm Now

If you were in a train, bus, plane, or boat accident anywhere in Arizona, you can depend on Miller Kory Rowe for legal counsel. We know how to handle the most complex of cases, such as those involving public transportation vehicles and services. We are also well-equipped to challenge major insurance companies and public entities with extensive resources. See what our experience and knowledge can do for your case by reaching out to us today and requesting an initial consultation.

Call our Arizona public transportation accident attorneys at (602) 461-8640.

Awards & Recognition

  • Nursing Home Top 10 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Legal Leaders - Top Rated Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers Foundation

real client TESTIMONIALS

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    “You won’t find a better law firm! I have known Kory for more than 20 years and his dedication and work ethic are second to none.”

  • Dedicated Advocate for His Clients

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  • It is a very prestigious office

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  • Handled with Professionalism, Pride and Respect

    “We researched a few law offices that would handled a delicate case in behalf of our beloved mother. From our initial meeting to the final, the experience was handled with professionalism, pride and respectful. We couldn’t have gone to a better law firm to handle our case. I highly recommend this law firm for any of your love ones with a wrongful death. We can now bring closure to the care center in this case, however, closure in loosing my mother in such matter will take time for healing. Thanks to Jeff, Gab, Lorraine, Lupe, and the rest of the staff for caring.”

  • Highly recommended from their peers

    “I was referred to Miller Kory Rowe LLP after the sudden loss of my Mom. It says a lot when you are refereed to a different Lawyer because they are so highly recommended from their peers. It was great comfort to have Gabe and his Team of spectacular people with support and going to extra mile for my Brother and I in such a stressful time in our lives. No matter what complications that happen with our case they did an amazing job. The case settled out of court in our favor which meant the World to me vs. the pain of a trial.”

why choose us?

  • Decades of Experience
    At Miller Kory Rowe LLP, our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience helping individuals injured by the negligence of others. We are dedicated to getting our clients the settlements they deserve to help them restore their livelihood and peace of mind.
  • Dedicated Trial Attorneys
    With every case we pursue, our trial attorneys have three foundational beliefs: Dedicated. Aggressive. Principled.
  • Extensive Resources
    When you work with our law firm we put all of our extensive resources into finding evidence, interviewing witnesses, and navigating through the complexities and challenges that each claim presents.

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