Our team of public transportation injury specialists has successfully recovered millions of dollars against shuttle services, including private shuttle services which bring passengers to and from San Francisco International Airport. Our lawyers have successfully resolved claims against Super Shuttle, Yellow Cab, American Airporter Shuttle, Quake City Airport Shuttle, and many others.
In addition to shuttles, SFO and Oakland Airport travelers can also elect to take a larger bus. Private contractors operate the San Francisco Airporter, Sonoma Airporter, the North Valley Shuttle and Evans Transportation (which offers transportation between Napa/Vallejo and the San Francisco/Oakland International Airports).
Whichever shuttle, bus or public transit vehicle you select, our attorneys have experience in representing passengers who have been injured through the carelessness or negligence of owners and operators.
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When it comes to serious injury cases involving public transportation, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is the premier mass transit accident law firm in the Bay Area. Please email or call now (415) 981-7210 for an immediate consultation with a local public transit attorney in San Francisco.
Examples Of Our Success
Door-to-door vans, taxis, limousines, charter operators and hotel courtesy shuttles are all “common carriers” under California law. Their operators must use the “highest duty of care” to get their passengers to and from their destinations. Examples of our success in this area include the following cases:
- In Passenger v. National Airporter Shuttle Company, our shuttle negligence team negotiated a settlement in excess of $2,500,000 on behalf of a passenger who was riding in a shuttle bus with his wife from SFO to San Francisco when the shuttle collided with a fixed object, injuring him and killing his wife. The husband was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for 12 severely displaced rib fractures, lacerations, a degloved finger, nerve damage, and significant swelling and bruising. Because of the accident, he developed bilateral pleural effusions and lymphedema, and overwhelming grief from the loss of his wife. Past and future economic damages were estimated to exceed $1 million. The settlement was achieved following one deposition.
- Our transportation injury lawyers obtained a $735,000 recovery on behalf of a woman who was struck by a taxi cab while attempting to cross a San Francisco street in a marked crosswalk. Our experts hired accident reconstruction engineers to prove the cab was exceeding 50 miles an hour when it struck our client. The taxi driver told police a “phantom” car ahead of him actually struck our client first, knocking her into the cab. Our injury lawyers proved otherwise.
- In a third case, our injury lawyers brought suit against the owners and operators of a Los Angeles Airport shuttle company. Our client’s wife was a passenger on the shuttle when the operator, for no apparent reason, lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a guardrail. Our client’s wife was killed by the impact. Our attorneys recovered in excess of $2,000,000 as a result of her death.
- In a fourth case, our injury lawyers brought suit as a result of injuries which grew out of the negligence of a San Francisco limousine company. Our attorneys negotiated a settlement with a value in excess of $1,000,000 on behalf of a 26-year-old San Francisco banker who fell from a motorized cable car. The limousine company which owned and operated the motorized trolley, built to resemble a San Francisco cable car, claimed that our client fell from the vehicle because of his own fault. Our transportation lawyers were able to prove that the driver of the limo company trolley was not attentive to the actions of his passengers, and actually drove for one and one-half blocks before realizing that our client had fallen from the cable car.
Contact Our Firm To Learn More
If you were injured, you have a right to seek financial compensation. Our airport shuttle bus accident attorneys can help. Contact us today for a free consultation. Do not hesitate to call now: (415) 981-7210.