ClickCease Bus Accident Archives | Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Woman Struck By Salinas Transit Bus

Our pedestrian safety lawyers represented a 66-year-old Monterey resident struck while crossing a downtown Salinas street in a marked crosswalk. The bus driver originally claimed that the injured plaintiff “darted out” in front of him. Walkup’s legal team proved (using exterior camera footage) that the pedestrian was almost two-thirds of the way across the street…

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Wrongful Death Settlement In Muni Bus Case

On March 11, 2004, Betty White was hit by a MUNI bus while walking her dog in the Marina district after the bus ran a stop sign. She died of massive brain injuries the following day. Because of our work, MUNI agreed to place a permanent memorial bench in Moscone Park, in addition to paying…

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Airport Shuttle Accident

Our airport shuttle negligence team negotiated a settlement in a personal injury/wrongful death case involving an airport shuttle bus accident. Our client and his wife were riding in a shuttle bus from SFO to San Francisco when the shuttle collided with a fixed object, injuring our client and killing his wife. He suffered 12 displaced…

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Pedestrian Struck By Bus

In Surviving Parents v. MUNI (San Francisco Sup. Ct.), our MUNI Bus team negotiated a wrongful death settlement of $2,850,000 on behalf of parents whose 23-year-old daughter was struck and killed by a MUNI bus as she walked through an intersection in the Castro district of San Francisco in a marked crosswalk. The MUNI operator…

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Brain Damage – Bus Vs. Pedestrian (Government Liability)

Our MUNI Railway team negotiated a settlement having a present cash value of $1,950,000 on behalf of an 81-year-old San Francisco woman struck by a MUNI bus while crossing the street. The impact of the collision knocked her to the ground, where she sustained a left parietal skull fracture, a subarachnoid hemorrhage, and a subdural…

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Muni Bus Strikes Car / Wrongful Death

In Surviving Family v. MUNI (San Francisco Sup. Ct.), our MUNI attorneys negotiated a $750,000 settlement on behalf of the surviving husband and adult children of a 76-year-old woman who died after being rear-ended by a MUNI bus. The decedent and her husband had traveled to San Francisco from the Peninsula to attend a medical…

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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….

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Fatal Bus Accident – Salinas-Monterrey County Transit

Our client received a $3 million settlement for injuries suffered in a bus accident at a Salinas intersection. As our client, a 59-year-old woman, attempted to cross a street in the crosswalk, a Salinas-Monterrey County Transit bus driver accelerated through a left-hand turn, not seeing our client. The front of his bus struck our client…

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MUNI Train Strikes Truck

In this case, our MUNI light rail vehicle attorneys represented an elderly man driving through the Inner Sunset District. When he reached Judah Street, he had a green light and proceeded into the intersection behind two other vehicles. Inexplicably, a MUNI light rail vehicle entered the intersection from his right, blatantly violating a red light….

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