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New Orleans Public Transportation Accident Lawyer

If the driver who caused your traffic accident is a private individual, that person is liable for your injuries and losses. But what if the driver is employed by a public entity? Yes, you can sue a public entity, but special rules apply.

The Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C., can help if you were injured in an accident involving a public bus, streetcar or van. We have successfully represented clients in personal injury claims against Jefferson Transit (JeT), the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and other common carriers.

Public Transit Accidents Are Different

Our law firm represents victims of motor vehicle accidents in Gretna and Kenner and throughout Jefferson Parish and Greater New Orleans. We can evaluate possible claims for serious or lasting injury in a public transportation accident:

  • Auto collisions involving a streetcar or bus
  • Pedestrians hit by a bus or streetcar
  • Passengers injured aboard a streetcar or bus
  • Injuries involving curb-to-curb paratransit vans
  • Accidents involving airport shuttles
  • Tour bus injuries (private carriers)
  • School bus injuries (school districts or private carriers)

There are advantages and disadvantages when an accident involves a public transit authority. On one hand, the RTA and JeT are amply insured and there may be video onboard the bus or streetcar that supports your case. On the other hand, there are specific procedures and limitations, including a short window to file notice of a claim against the RTA. If the statute of limitations expires, you could be barred from recovering compensation.

It is important to work with an attorney who has handled public transportation accidents. The legal team at the Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C., is familiar with your rights and the legal challenges in bus and streetcar accidents.

You Are Entitled to Compensation and We Will Pursue It

As in any traffic accident, we work with many professionals to demonstrate the negligence of the bus driver, mechanical issues with the bus or streetcar or other liability in making the case for damages for future medical care, lost earnings, permanent impairment, and pain and suffering.

For a free consultation with New Orleans public transportation accident lawyer John W. Redmann, contact us online or call (504) 500-5000.

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