Phoenix Mass Transit Accident Lawyer

Were you recently injured in a mass transportation accident in Phoenix, AZ? Now is the time to call Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers for help. You may have the right to pursue compensation from the transportation company and other liable parties. Our Phoenix mass transit accident lawyers have the experience and resources you’ll need to maximize your recovery.

Since 2011, Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers has been invested in helping Phoenix accident victims stand up to powerful insurance companies, transportation services, and negligent parties. Our team of award-winning Arizona trial attorneys has over 55 years of combined experience and a remarkable ability to win top results. We’ve successfully won more than $30 million in damages for clients like you.

Level the playing field against tough opponents by turning to our top-rated legal team for help. Contact our Phoenix office at (602) 595-5559 to schedule a free consultation.

How Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Mass Transit Accident in Phoenix, AZ

How Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Mass Transit Accident in Phoenix, AZ

As a victim, you may not have the resources to take on a transportation company or government agency after an accident. Fortunately, you don’t have to pursue compensation after a mass transit accident on your own.

Hiring an experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyer gives you time to recover and sets you up for the financial recovery you deserve.

When you choose Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers, you benefit from a team of trusted Arizona litigators who have dedicated their careers to helping accident victims in Phoenix. Our client-driven strategies and 98 percent success rate are some of the reasons why we’re recognized as leaders in personal injury litigation by Super Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Count on us to handle all aspects of your mass transit accident case; we will:

  • Analyze the results of state and federal investigations into your accident
  • Coordinate an independent investigation into your case
  • Enlist expert witnesses and specialists to consult on your situation
  • Calculate what your mass transit injury claim is worth
  • Depose witnesses and other parties with information about your case
  • Analyze the evidence we obtain through the discovery process
  • Prepare a strong legal claim that helps you maximize your recovery
  • File necessary claims and documents with the local court and/or insurance company
  • Seek a maximum settlement offer during negotiations
  • File a lawsuit and bring your mass transit case to a Phoenix jury, if necessary

Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys represent victims of mass transit accidents on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay a thing unless we win compensation for your claim. 

Contact our Phoenix, AZ, law office to discuss the details of your case with our top-rated legal team. Your first case assessment is free.

Types of Mass Transit Accident Cases We Handle

At Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers, we represent clients who have been injured in accidents involving all types of public transportation services, including:

  • Bus accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Valley metro accidents
  • Light rail accidents
  • Aviation accidents

Mass transportation accidents tend to be catastrophic. Related injury cases are also complicated. Many parties tend to be involved – including government transit agencies, private transportation companies, government investigative bodies, and multiple insurance providers. 

Our experienced mass transit accident attorneys in Phoenix know what makes these cases different, how they need to be approached, and the best strategies to help accident victims make things right. Benefit from our 55+ years of combined experience and considerable resources by calling our Phoenix law office today. Members of our team are available 24 hours a day to help.

What Causes Most Mass Transit Accidents in Phoenix?

Despite the fact that mass transportation services – like buses and trains – must comply with strict safety regulations, accidents happen way more often than they should. 

Every year, hundreds of bus accidents and dozens of train accidents are reported in Phoenix and across the state of Arizona. 

Why? Most often, accidents involving public transportation services happen when someone is negligent. In these situations, negligence means that one party’s unreasonable actions were the direct and proximate cause of a mass transportation accident in which another party was injured or killed. 

Specifically, some of the top causes include:

  • Operator/driver distraction
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe turns
  • Vehicle/equipment defect
  • Vehicle/equipment malfunction
  • Miscommunication
  • Fatigued operators
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Reckless operation/driving
  • Derailments

Our Phoenix mass transit accident attorneys will work hard to get to the bottom of your case. We’ll work closely with experts as we evaluate the situation and understand why the accident happened. Once we know the cause(s), we can begin to hold those responsible for the crash fully accountable. 

Who Could Be Liable For a Mass Transit Accident?

Mass transportation accidents are complicated, partly due to the fact that so many people can be involved. Ultimately, anyone whose negligent or harmful actions contribute to a mass transportation accident can be liable.

Mass Transportation Operator

A bus driver, train operator, or operator of another transportation service can be liable if their negligence contributed to the accident. Operators might be negligent for speeding, texting or talking on the phone while operating the service, failing to obtain the necessary credentials and licensing, or exceeding hours of service limitations.

Mass Transportation Services

Mass transportation services – including both public services and private companies – can be liable if their negligence contributes to an accident. Negligence might involve hiring unqualified drivers/operators, failing to provide appropriate training, or not complying with state or federal safety regulations. Alternatively, a service could be vicariously liable for the negligence of its driver/operator.


It’s not always the mass transit company or driver who’s at fault for an accident. Fault can be shared by other parties – including motorists on the road who make mistakes behind the wheel.


Pedestrians can sometimes cause mass transportation accidents by trespassing (walking on tracks or dedicated lanes).

Government Agencies

Sometimes, government agencies are responsible for designing and/or maintaining roads and areas in which mass transportation vehicles are operated. When the government’s negligence creates a hazard, it can be liable if there’s an accident.

What Damages Are Available to Mass Transit Accident Victims in Phoenix, Arizona?

When you file a legal claim after a mass transportation accident in Phoenix, Arizona, you can generally seek compensatory damages.

Compensatory damages can include money for your verified out-of-pocket losses (economic damages) and harder-to-value trauma (non-economic damages), such as:

There are some situations where punitive damages might be available, too. In Arizona, punitive damages can be awarded if your lawsuit goes to trial and a jury is convinced that the defendant’s conduct was “outrageous, oppressive or intolerable” and “create[d] [a] substantial risk of tremendous harm” that they disregarded. 

Mass Transit Accidents Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Trains, buses, and other forms of mass transportation can do considerable damage when they’re involved in an accident.

If you’ve been hurt in a mass transit accident in Phoenix, our law firm will help you pursue compensation for all of your injuries, including:

Don’t hesitate to seek medical treatment and then reach out to our award-winning legal team for help after your accident. We’re here to answer your call 24 hours a day.

How Long Do I Have to File a Mass Transit Accident Lawsuit in Arizona?

Generally speaking, most personal injury lawsuits in the state of Arizona are subject to a statute of limitations of two years.

There are some exceptions. If your claim involves a public government agency, you may only have 180 days to file a government tort claim.

You have to file your claim within the applicable statute of limitations if you want to reserve the right to get compensation. Once time runs out, you’re out of luck.

You can protect your rights by enlisting the help of our qualified personal injury attorneys in Phoenix. We can begin to devise a strategy to help you win your case as soon as you ask for our help.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Phoenix Mass Transit Accident Lawyer

You’ve been injured in a mass transportation accident in Phoenix, Arizona. You deserve justice for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. Curiel & Runion Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help you take on the transit services and fight to get you every cent you deserve.

Our Phoenix mass transit accident lawyers have over 55 years of combined experience litigating complex cases like yours. We’ve helped our clients win in excess of $30 million in damages. Now, we’re here to fight for you.

Contact our law office in Phoenix, Arizona, today to schedule a free consultation. 

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