Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries
Muni, the San Francisco Municipal Railway, runs light rail trains, trolleys,
buses, streetcars and cable cars throughout the city. More than 200 million
people use Muni services each year. The majority of rides occur without
incident. However, accidents do happen, and you can seek compensation
if you are injured.
At Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, we specialize in
public transportation cases, having prosecuted litigation against Muni for more than 30 years.
We 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 a loved one has been injured,
please call our office or
contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our San Francisco Muni accident
Dangerous Conditions, Unsafe Vehicles and Driver Negligence
Accidents can happen while passengers are onboard the train, trolley, streetcar,
cable car or
bus. Sudden stops, collisions or derailments can throw passengers to the floor
or against the sides of the vehicle, causing broken bones and head injuries.
If a train crumples in a collision, passengers can suffer crush injuries.
Accidents onboard the train or car can be caused by poor track conditions,
unsafe or defective vehicles, or driver negligence. Hiring and retaining
competent drivers and operators is a frequent issue for Muni and the SFMTA.
In addition, passengers are often injured while waiting for transit on
the train platform or at the trolley, streetcar, cable car or
bus stop. Wet, slick or uneven surfaces can cause slip-and-fall accidents. Poor
lighting and inadequate warning signs can hide
dangerous conditions that may cause people to:
- Slip in the gap between platform and train
- Fall onto the tracks
- Fall down stairs
- Get hit by the approaching vehicle
These types of accidents can cause
traumatic brain injuries, fractures or
spinal cord injuries. If you suffered a serious injury, our lawyers will argue for compensation
for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and related expenses.
Contact a Muni Accident Attorney in San Francisco
To schedule a free consultation, please call us today.