New Orleans Public Transportation Accident Lawyer
If the driver who caused your traffic accident is a private individual, that person is liable for your injuries and losses. But what if the driver is employed by a public entity? Yes, you can sue a public entity, but there are special rules that apply.
Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm can help if you were injured in an accident involving a public bus, streetcar or van. We have successfully represented clients in personal injury claims against Jefferson Transit (JeT), the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and other common carriers.
Don't Let Your Rights Expire! Experienced Attorneys For Louisiana Bus Accidents And Streetcar Accidents
Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm represents victims of traffic accidents in Gretna, Kenner, and throughout Jefferson Parish and Greater New Orleans. We can evaluate possible claims for serious or lasting injury in a public transportation accident:
- Auto collisions involving a streetcar or bus
- Pedestrians hit by a bus or streetcar
- Passengers injured aboard a streetcar or bus
- Injuries involving curb-to-curb paratransit vans
- Accidents involving airport shuttles
- Tour bus injuries (private carriers)
- School bus injuries (school districts or private carriers)
How Public Transit Accidents Are Different
There are advantages and disadvantages when an accident involves a public transit authority. On one hand, the RTA and JeT are amply insured and there may be video on board the bus or streetcar that supports your case. On the other hand, there are specific procedures and limitations, including a short window to file notice of a claim against the RTA. If the statute of limitations expires, you could be barred from recovering compensation.
It is important to work with an attorney who has handled public transportation accidents. The legal team at Stephen Rue & Associates Law Firm is familiar with your rights and the legal challenges in bus accident and streetcar accidents.
You Are Entitled To Compensation And We Will Pursue It
As in any traffic accident, we work with many professionals to demonstrate the negligence of the bus driver, mechanical issues with the bus or streetcar, or other liability in making the case for damages for future medical care, lost earnings, permanent impairment, and pain and suffering.