San Francisco has the largest trolley coach fleet of any transit agency in the country. The city’s trolley coaches offer locals and tourists alike with a unique, fun and economical way to travel. The San Francisco Municipal Railway or MUNI runs trolleys, cable cars, buses and light rail trains throughout the city with over 200 million people using the services each year. While most trolley rides occur without incident, accidents do happen wherein people sustain serious injuries.
The San Francisco trolley accident attorneys at Hogan Injury understand the complexities of dealing with multiple liable parties including the city, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and other parties involved. If you or someone you love has been injured in a trolley accident, contact us to schedule a no-fee consultation. We are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve that will assist you in getting your life back on track after the accident.
Sudden stops or derailments can throw passengers to the floor or against the sides of the vehicle, resulting in serious injuries such as head trauma and broken bones. If a trolley is involved in a collision, passengers can become very seriously injured and even killed. Trolley accidents can be caused by unsafe or defective vehicles, driver negligence or poor track conditions.
Sometimes people who are waiting for transit at trolley stops are injured in slip and fall accidents due to wet, slick or uneven surfaces. These types of accidents can be caused by poor lighting or inadequate warning signs that may cause people to:
- Fall in the gap between the platform and trolley
- Fall onto the tracks
- Fall down steps
- Get struck by the approaching vehicle
Serious accidents such as these can cause traumatic brain injuries, fractures, and spinal cord injuries. If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a trolley accident, our attorneys will help you obtain the compensation you deserve which will cover:
- Your medical bills past and present
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering and,
- All other expenses related to the injuries you’ve sustained
Many people rush to settle their personal injury cases before speaking with an attorney. This is more often than not a big mistake to make the full extent of an injury often does not reveal itself after some time has passed. Following an accident, you are given just one opportunity to obtain the compensation you deserve. The legal team at Hogan Injury will provide you with results-oriented legal representation designed to assist you in obtaining the compensation you need to cover your expenses and to help you rebuild your life.
If you lost a loved one in a trolley accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claimants can be awarded damages for:
- The emotional suffering caused by the sudden loss of a loved one
- Non-economic losses including loss of companionship and loss of consortium
- Medical expenses and hospital bills spent trying to prevent the death from happening
- Financial difficulties caused by funeral expenses or the loss of supplemental income
While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, holding those accountable for the tragic accident will help ensure that what happened to your loved one will not happen to someone else. When you hire a San Francisco wrongful death attorney following a fatal accident, it could dramatically change the aftermath of your loss.
Our compassionate attorneys understand how the unexpected death of someone you love can turn your world upside down. We will fight hard to make sure you receive the justice and compensation you are due for the grievous loss you’ve experienced.