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Public Transportation Injuries

We are municipal railway and public transit injury specialists with more than 50 years of experience representing MUNI riders, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

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San Francisco Cable Car/Streetcar Accident Verdicts & Settlements

Compensation for People Injured in Bay Area Cable Car Accidents

The personal injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have a distinguished record of results for people who have suffered serious injuries in cable car accidents in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured people and families who have lost loved ones in streetcar crashes.

If you were hurt as a passenger, pedestrian or biker, or while in another vehicle that collided with a cable car or streetcar, contact the Bay Area injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger or call 1-(415) 981-7210 or (415) 981-7210.

$4 Million-Plus Settlement — MUNI Railway Accident

An empty cable car crashed into a cable car carrying our client, a tourist from Vancouver, British Columbia. He was one of seven people hurt in the collision. He was trapped between the two cable cars for 90 minutes. Doctors had to amputate our client’s left leg below the knee. His right ankle was also damaged. Our cable car negligence lawyers successfully represented the plaintiff in his MUNI railway negligence case, achieving a settlement that exceeded $4 million.

$2.095 Million Settlement — Cable Car Derailment

Our client was a tourist from Texas who was injured on the Powell Street cable car line. At the intersection of Mason and Washington, the cable car lost momentum in the turn and became stuck. Instead of calling for assistance from a MUNI tow truck, the cable car operators decided to push it by hand. Once the cable car was free and moving, they reboarded, only to discover that the front door was jammed closed, blocking access to the car’s main brakes. The runaway cable car picked up speed heading down Washington Street before derailing in the turn onto Powell. The derailment ejected our client onto the street, resulting in a badly fractured right leg. Our client required two surgeries and developed a non-union at the fracture site. As part of the settlement, MUNI agreed to pay our client’s outstanding medical bill of $345,000.

$1 Million — Passenger Falls From Motorized Cable Car

Our San Francisco cable car accident lawyers represented a 26-year-old man who was thrown from a motorized cable car, suffering serious head injuries. Our client was one of about 30 people on a “party bus” on which alcohol was served. Walkup attorneys were able to prove that there was not enough room on the bus for all the passengers allowed onboard, which greatly increased the risk of injuries.

If you were injured in a cable car accident, you have a right to seek financial compensation. Contact a cable car injury attorney at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for a free consultation.

Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Cable Car and Trolley Accident Attorneys
San Francisco, California

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