If you have just been involved in an auto accident and sustained a personal injury due to someone's negligence, you have the right to file a lawsuit against them. However, if that someone is the Transit Authority, there may be a few complications in filing a lawsuit against them. If you ask a simple question that whether it is possible to sue Transit Authority for an auto injury or not, the simple answer is yes. Transit authorities are protected against most legal procedures through some special laws however, which might make it difficult for you to sue them.
The first thing you should know before you file a lawsuit against the Transit Authority is that it canâ€™t be held responsible for personal injury caused in subway accidents, bus accidents or taxi accidents. For these accidents, you will have to sue the appropriate local transit authorities of Sacramento, Long Beach, Glendale or any other area in California. These companies usually have auto accident insurance policies to cover restitution while you can still be eligible to seek further compensation from these authorities by means of a lawsuit.
Transit Authority can be held responsible for accidents caused by national transport mediums like trains. Moreover, it can also be held responsible for a personal injury caused due to negligent maintenance of their premises such as stations, stairs, elevators and platforms. These lawsuits operate like any other lawsuit where a person sustains injury on someone's property since Transit Authority is the owner of these properties. So yes, in some cases it is possible to file a lawsuit against a transit authority for personal injury.
Another important thing that matters when you are filing a lawsuit against Transit Authority is the procedure of filing the lawsuit. According to law, a person suing the transit authority needs to send them a formal notification before a claim against them can be filed. If a prior notice hasn't been sent to the transit authority, the right to file a claim would be denied. There are several other similar legal requirements in filing a lawsuit against transit authority that requires you to look for the assistance of an attorney experienced in handling such cases.
So, if you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, there is no reason why you shouldn't file a claim against the transit authority if you think it was their fault. But, you will surely need a lawyer's help to have them walk you through the process of your case. Contact The LA Law Firm today!
The LA Law Firm is located in Down Town Los Angeles, if you or someone you love has been affected by a car accident, product defect medical negligence or even a fall, call (866)383-1462 and schedule your free consultation.