Bus and Metrolink Accidents
More and more commuters in Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and throughout the Conejo Valley are taking public transportation. Train and bus crashes tend to be very serious because of large size, enormous weight and the high number of occupants in them that are either standing up or sitting in seats that do not have seat belts. Unfortunately, many do not have seat belts to protect riders from being propelled forward or knocked down during a collision. More public transportation traffic also means more frequent collisions with automobiles or bicyclists (who tend to frequently occupy the same bike lanes that buses pass through for their stops) that cause very serious personal injuries and property damage.
The experienced injury attorneys at Ercolani Law Group will explore and find the at-fault parties and aggressively ensure you obtain the compensation for your damages that you deserve.
If you are involved in a collision on public transportation, you should take pictures of your injuries and the damages. After the collision, it is important to seek prompt medical attention as soon as you can. Do your best to gather information regarding the accident, including the names and contact information of witnesses as well as the name and number of the train or bus you were on.