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Public Transport Accidents

Phoenix Public Transportation Accident Lawyer

Public transportation carriers have a duty to provide safe transportation to passengers. Public transportation carriers include:

  • Local, statewide and interstate buses
  • Local charter buses
  • Private limousine services
  • Taxicabs
  • School buses
  • Train, light rail
  • Airport shuttle and services
  • Valley Metro

If you were injured by a public carrier, you should not hesitate to take action for compensation for your injuries and property damage. Wattel & York auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, AZ have successfully represented more than 13,000 cases in the last 40 years. With a combined 50 years of experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and legal skills to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Wattel & York are committed to serving the rights of the plaintiff who has been injured or harmed by others’ negligence and who is entitled to compensation from those injuries and harms. We stand up for you and we make sure your rights are protected.

PHOENIX PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION LAWSUITS:

There may be various potential defendants in a public transportation accident. The legal remedy for an injured party is the personal injury lawsuit. In a personal injury claim, you may seek monetary damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rental car or replacement
  • Other

Depending on the specifics of the case, there may be more than one defendant. For example, in a taxicab accident, a claim may include both the driver and the taxicab company. If an injury occurred in a school bus accident, the school district would be the primary defendant, as the owner and operator of the bus. There may be other responsible persons involved, however, such as the driver and school bus transportation management company. Note that in cases of government lawsuits, the claim must adhere to the time limits in the statute of limitations. It is likely that a case against a school bus would need to be filed within six months. Speak to your personal injury attorney to make sure you file in a timely manner.

COMPLIMENTARY CASE EVALUATION FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENTS:

Wattel & York offers a free case consultation. This should help you better understand your position and possible future course of action. If Wattel & York represent you, there are no fees unless they win your case. Their legal fees are deducted from the final settlement or court award. Wattel & York serves clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Tucson, Yuma and throughout the state. We also have offices in California and Washington. To schedule your free consultation, call 877-572-4143.

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“Amazing people, they had my claim for about a week before they were able to get my truck totaled out. Otherwise I would have been stuck with a truck that had heavy front end damage if they hadn’t stepped in to help me. I tried to deal with my insurance company myself for over a month and that got me nowhere, all I got was a massive headache and a messed up truck. They are very professional and act quickly on your claim. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for help.”

Candy J.

2/9/2020

“I was in an accident and decided to call Wattel and York. After months of going to a Chiropractor, I finally felt better. When it came time for settlement, the insurance company was making an offer I wanted to accept, Mr. Wattel advised against it and felt the insurance company was shortchanging me. He recommended I file a lawsuit and that will get them to cave. Well, Dave filed suit, and sure enough, the insurance company increased their offer by $4,000! I am very satisfied with how my case was handled.”

Nardeasha S.

20/20/2020

“Wattel & York were flat out outstanding with my personal injury case. They made the process painless and kept in constant communication throughout the entire time. Any questions I might’ve had were promptly answered and detail oriented. They gave me crucial advice that I would’ve otherwise not been aware of. I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Put your trust in these guys, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Wattel & York.”

Mattew P.

13/9/2020

“Thank you so much for all your hard work on our behalf! Thinking I could handle it on my own, I was originally reluctant to take my accident claim to an attorney. But I am SO glad I called you instead. Your people were always helpful, pleasant and responsive at every step along the way. You represented us with honesty and integrity and made a traumatic experience as painless as it could be. And best of all, you helped us get a settlement that was fair and far more than I could ever have negotiated on my own! I highly recommend Wattel &York to anyone who has suffered a personal injury.”

Cathy M.

“I was the passenger in a vehicle that was 'T- Boned' at an intersection in 2014. The issues of responsibility and recovery became a difficult and convoluted confusion. I really needed help. This Team at Wattel and York walked me patiently and encouragingly through difficult months, sorting through issues and finally arriving at a satisfactory conclusion. I especially want to name two great and encouraging "warriors" of Wattel and York who directed me along the way..Brian Torba and Melissa Patterson..to them and the whole team I say "Thank You" with heart felt gratitude. Sincerely, God Bless You.”

Robert G.

“Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership. Wattel & York brought all of these qualities and more to my accident case. I'd love to thank all of the team members who helped me with the process: David Guzman, who conducted the initial interview in my home, Aly Shomar-Esparza, who seamlessly guided me through paperwork and filings, Debbie Harrach, who conducted final review, paperwork revisions and scheduling, and Thomas Grisoni, who counseled me before and attended my deposition. I never felt alone during the arduous process and always knew there was a professional team looking out for my best interest. I highly recommend Wattel & York if you are unfortunately involved in an accident that was not your fault.”

Russ W.

“I was a passenger in a car that got t-boned a few years ago and got a huge gash. I didn't know a lot about lawyers, so I basically just picked one on the flip of a coin. I called Wattel and York and they explained everything, I went into the office and filled out paperwork. Got treatment on my gash over the time I worked with them, glad I did as it opened back up a couple times and bled. They did really good, got me the maximum amount of money, and made sure I was well taken care of. I was updated from time to time so that was good. The only thing I might change is I never got to thank or talk to my lawyer. I think it was because I was already used to dealing with the lady at their Glendale office so they just kept her as my point of contact. So it's okay, I'll thank them with a good review. The last thing I could say about them is months after I thought my case was over they called me and said they had another check for me for a few hundred dollars. Apparently, they negotiated with the hospital I went to after the accident. It was a nice surprise and shows they really had my interests in mind.”

Trent B.

“Wattel & York has been great for me in the past few years. I was involved in a really bad accident while I was on Active Duty in Yuma, Arizona and they have been patient with me every step of the way through a very long process. I would recommend them to anyone thank you for all your help.”

Levy G.

“Appreciate David taking the time to speak with me. He was most kind. From the front line with the receptionist, to him, the firm was a class act all the way around.”

Claire B.

“Dave Wattel represented me and my son on a Personal Injury case from a motor vehicle accident back in 2009. Jake P. handled my deposition and Dave did the Quarterbacking. The insurance company hired NFL referee Ed Hochuli's firm to try and deny our claim. But Wattel & York made it look as easy as Tom Brady on the football field. The result was more than acceptable and my son and I were compensated for our injuries and rehabilitation. Dave Wattel cares about his clients. If I ever find myself in a situation like this again, Wattel & York will be on speed dial!!”

Vince C.

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2942 N. 24th Street, Suite 105 Phoenix, AZ 85016

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2933 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719

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