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Train, Bus & Plane Accidents

When riding on a train, bus, plane, taxi, or light rail your safety is regulated by laws governing “common carriers.”

When you use public transportation, available to everyone who wants to ride and can afford the price of a ticket, both state and federal governments may be involved in the regulation of the carrier. If, in the course of your trip, you crossed a state line, claims for compensation for injuries from an accident may involve the laws of several states and the federal government. If the train, bus, or plane was operated by a city or regional transit company owned by a government agency more restrictions on claims, particularly on the statute of limitations, apply.

Bus Accidents

No one person on board or any vehicle in the vicinity is safe when there is a bus accident. Even at a moderate speed, the size and weight of a bus can cause major damage. Bus accidents often lead to serious injuries due to no seatbelts available for passengers. Busses are not equipped with airbags and you have passengers standing in the aisles raising the risk of injuries.

Due to a buses having a high center mass relative to their wheel base, buses are more likely to flip over when hit on its side by a car going at a moderate speed.

If you have been injured in a bus accident while riding on a bus, contact David Allen & Associates. Here are just a few transit services in Northern California we have successfully represented clients:
  • Sacramento RTD
  • AC Transit
  • San Francisco Muni
  • Vallejo Transit
  • Tri-Delta Transit
  • samTrams
  • Livermore-Amador Valley TA (Wheels)
  • Santa Clara VTA
  • Santa Rosa City Bus
  • Modesto MAX
  • Central Contra Costa TA (County Connection)
  • San Joaquin RTD
  • Yuba-Sutter Transit Authority
  • David Community Transit
  • Unitrans
  • Stanislaus Regional Transit
  • Sonoma County Transit
  • City Coach
  • Solano Transit Authority
  • Fairfield-Suisun Transit System
  • Readi-Ride Transit System
  • Benicia Breeze

Train Accidents

Any lawsuit where a train or railroad is involved requires the special expertise of an experienced train accident attorney. There is no such thing as a minor train accident. Even “minor” train accidents can cause major trauma for victims due to the massive size and weight of most locomotive trains. Determining whose fault it is often complicated. There can be many parties investigated to find out who’s responsible. Our qualified attorneys can navigate the process to get you the compensation you deserve.

When someone says “train accident”, one thinks collision. There are many different train related accidents may include derailments, mechanical malfunctions, injuries while boarding or leaving a train, multiple train collisions, train/automobile collisions, and railroad crossing accidents and injuries that occur on the railroad. Such accidents may be the result of numerous causes, most commonly conductor negligence, human error, equipment failure, or mechanical error.

Airplane Accidents

Airplane accidents, though rare, can cause catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one sustained an injury from a jumbo jet, a small private plane, a helicopter or an ultralight aircraft, our Sacramento airplane accident attorneys will do the necessary investigation to find out what caused the accident. Recovering for physical injuries, medical expenses and lost wages caused by an airplane accident requires an experienced Sacramento aviation accident attorney with the resources and commitment to achieve justice.

Who can be held Liable?

  • The Pilot
  • Flight Crew
  • Aircraft Manufacturer
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Helicopter Pad Operator
  • Maintenance Personnel
Our Personal Injury attorneys successfully help clients recover damages for injuries suffered in bus, plane, or train accidents.

If you were injured in a California bus accident, railroad crossing accident, or plane crash, whether you suffered an injury such as a whiplash injury or a spinal cord injury that caused permanent disability, we will be happy to evaluate your cases and explain your options. Contact our law office to make arrangements for a free consultation with a lawyer. At David Allen & Associates, we provide Personal Injury, Long Term Disability and Social Security Disability representation right here in Sacramento. We are committed to helping people get the benefits they need to take care of themselves and their families. We help clients from communities including Roseville, Elk Grove, Davis, Citrus Heights, Folsom, Antelope, Rancho Cordova, Placerville, Orangevale, and Fair Oaks California.


At David Allen & Associates we know and understand the impact of an accident on you and those close to you. For over 41 years we helped people with injuries like yours, and we continue to do so in our five offices located throughout Northern California. Our top flight team of personal injury lawyers can represent you in any case where you have suffered injury in an accident.

If you or a loved were injured while riding on a bus, train, or airplane, talk to the right people, and contact David Allen & Associates. We’ve been helping injured and disabled people for over 41 years. Call our office at (877) 876-4800 and one of our Sacramento slip and fall injury attorneys can schedule a face to face appointment. Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers will discuss the details and what your rights for recovery are. Our qualified and trusted personal injury injury attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, file the appropriate paperwork, and help you recover your economic and non-economic losses including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earning or income capacity and more.

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