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.


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.


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 877-333-9545.