Valley Metro Accident Attorneys Serving Arizona
Buses and trains allow people to get around the Phoenix metropolitan area without the pressure of having to drive. Whether a person is commuting regularly or only uses these options on occasion, most of Arizona is familiar with the Valley Metro system. This is a widely popular and convenient option for residents of the state to get around. Passengers of Valley Metro are putting their lives in the hands of bus and train operators each time they ride. Each ride comes with a degree of risk and while it is usually a safe trip, sometimes accidents happen. When an individual is injured in a bus or train accident in Arizona, it is essential that they retain the services of an attorney who cares and is ready to zealously represent their rights. If you have been the victims of a bus or train accident, contact us today.
Though buses are convenient, they also have to share the roads with all other motor vehicles on Arizona’s congested and dangerous roads. Passengers are putting a great deal of trust into their bus driver as they navigate through the roadways. Of course, we assume and hope that the bus driver is driving with caution and is not doing anything to put passengers in harm’s way. Still, bus accidents happen all the time. Some of the reasons that an individual can become injured on a bus in Arizona may include:
- A lack of seatbelts or other safety features
- Sudden stops and starts
- Discharging of passengers on unsafe or poorly maintained roadways
- Improper maintenance
- Human error
- Driver negligence
Bus accident injuries are serious and require the assistance of an experienced Valley Metro accident attorney. Contact Weintraub & Weintraub to discuss your case.
Between the two types of Valley Metro accidents, train accidents happen far less frequently than those in buses. This is simply due to the fact that Arizona’s trains are separated from all other vehicles. Still, train accidents happen and when they do, passengers can be seriously injured or killed. Trains are often overcrowded and do not provide the level of safety they should A few hazards that can result in train accidents include the following:
- Train derailment
- Failure to perform maintenance
- Conductor negligence
- Unclear signals on the track
Those who are involved in a train accident should contact the experienced attorneys at Weintraub & Weintraub today. Our firm is here to help.
Statutes of Limitations
When a Valley Metro passenger becomes injured in an accident on a train or a bus, they may be facing serious injuries with lifelong repercussions. These situations may lend themselves to a personal injury claim. If an individual in Arizona does wish to pursue their legal options, it is essential that they adhere to the statutes of limitations. This is simply a deadline that all personal injury victims must meet if they wish to take legal action. Arizona’s statutes of limitations require all claims to be filed within 2 years from the date of the accident. If they fail to do so, they will be barred from bringing a claim against that party. It is important to be aware that the Valley Metro is run by individual municipalities and therefore, may require the injured party to file a Notice of Claim. This means that the injured party has to file within 180 days.
Contact a Valley Metro Accident Attorney
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub is here to guide clients through each step of the personal injury claim process. We are fully aware of how detrimental an injury can be to one’s life. Our firm is committed to achieving an award for maximum compensation. If you were injured in a Valley Metro accident, contact us today.