LA Metro Injuries – 4 Examples of Evidence You Can Use to Aid a Lawsuit

June 4, 2024

LA Metro Injuries – 4 Examples of Evidence You Can Use to Aid a Lawsuit

The LA Metro and other trains like this can see numerous injuries

The LA Metro had over 23 million passengers in June 2023.

The LA Metro bus has over 100 different routes. Founded in 1993, there are over 2,300 buses with an average daily ridership of nearly 650,000 passengers.

The LA Metro rail began operation in 1990. In the summer 2023, the regional connector in Downtown Los Angeles opened with three new stations, including:

  • Little Tokyo/Arts District
  • Historic Broadway
  • Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill

Future expansion will bring the Purple Line to Beverly Hills.

While most passengers ride LA Metro buses and trains unscathed, personal injuries can still happen.

According to the California Courts, a personal injury claim occurs when a person sues a party they believe responsible for their injuries, both physical or psychological.  

Let’s look at two situations regarding the LA Metro train:

  • Susan is injured when her train comes to a sudden halt after making an emergency stop. She falls out of her seat and bangs her head against the chair across from her, suffering a concussion
  • On a crowded train, Susan falls when the bar she’s holding breaks, forcing her to the ground where she breaks her wrist.

While both incidents could be grounds for a personal injury claim, the first case may be harder to prove. While Susan was injured on the bus, the emergency stop wasn’t negligent in the sense that it was done to protect passengers.

On the other hand, the second case seems like the grounds for an LA Metro personal injury case since the LA Metro failed to fix the bar she was holding. This negligent behavior led to her breaking her wrist. 

The LA Metro has a duty of care to protect passengers. This is true of all drivers, including those of other automobiles you might come by on the street or freeway.

However, the drivers of buses or trains have a higher duty of care to protect each passenger using that method of transportation. This is similar for others, such as truck drivers

Another possible injury situation may not be physical. 

Let’s say Susan was in a train crash involving a negligent driver. She doesn’t sustain any physical injuries, but suffers mental trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

This could be grounds for a personal injury case.

Any claim against the LA Metro for a personal injury will need evidence to support the case. Examples of evidence might include:

  • Photos or videos – this may include surveillance footage or images captured on a GoPro
  • Witness testimony – examples may include passengers on the bus or others nearby
  • Police reports
  • Medical reports 

According to the LA Metro website, injury claims must be submitted in person or via mail. There is a 2-3 week review period.

LA Metro operates buses and trains like this one

Whether you were injured on a train or by a bus, you shouldn’t have to wait for a response from the LA Metro. 

Additionally, dealing with LA metro’s legal on your own might be an uphill battle. It’s likely they will try getting you to settle for a much smaller amount of compensation.

The Los Angeles area personal injury attorneys at C&B Law Group are prepared to help you fight for the justice you deserve. With decades of combined experience, we vow to put forth our best efforts to ensure you receive the maximum compensation attainable for your claim.

The Burbank injury attorneys at C&B Law Group have helped clients recover compensation such as for medical bills and lost wages.

Some of the most frequent personal injuries suffered following an accident on the LA Metro include:

  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Back injuries
  • Concussions
  • Internal organ damage
  • Neck pain
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Whiplash
  • PTSD
  • Paralysis
  • Death

We service clients across Southern California, including areas like:

  • Burbank
  • Glendale
  • Pasadena
  • North Hollywood
  • Van Nuys
  • Panorama City
  • Woodland Hills
  • Northridge
  • Tarzana
  • More!

Don’t hesitate to contact the Southern California injury attorneys at C&B Law Group for a free consultation regarding your LA train injury or LA bus injury

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