San Francisco Muni Accident Lawyers

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 attorneys.

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.