Light Rail Accident Verdicts & Settlements
Compensation for People Injured in Bay Area Light Rail Accidents
The personal injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have a distinguished record of results for injured pedestrians in the Bay Area. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation following accidents involving public transit vehicles that result in serious injury or death.
If you were hurt while riding the light rail, or as a pedestrian, biker or driver of a vehicle struck by an LRV, contact the Bay Area personal injury lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger or call 1-(415) 981-7210 or (415) 981-7210.
$2 Million Settlement — Pedestrian Struck by Light Rail Vehicle
Our client, a 16-year-old girl, was crossing the street on a green light near Stonestown on 19th Avenue as a southbound LRV “M-Line” train approached the intersection. She was struck by the light rail train and suffered amputation of her left leg below the knee. The City claimed that the child was partially at fault for failing to see and appreciate the oncoming train. Our lawyers demonstrated that the timing of the various signal lights governing the train and the pedestrian walkway gave both parties the green light at the same time. The case was resolved after two sessions of mediation. We obtained a cash and annuity settlement in the amount of $2 million.
$750,000 Settlement – 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. The MUNI train struck our client’s truck, and threw it forward several feet, causing him serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a MUNI train accident, you have a right to seek financial compensation. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger can help.