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In California, cases against public entities, like Muni, are governed by special laws. The state, counties, cities and all other municipalities in California enjoy unique laws that were drafted to provide the public entities with an advantage.

Shortened Claim Period Against Muni

As a public entity, Muni enjoys a six (6) months’ claim presentation requirement. Although cases against private individuals and businesses have a two (2) years’ statute of limitations, a claim against a public entity in California must be presented within six (6) months. If you sustained injuries in an accident involving a Muni vehicle, you must comply with this six (6) months’ claim presentation requirement or you may lose your right to receive financial compensation for your injuries.

Thus, it is very important for victims of Muni accidents to obtain legal representation as soon as possible after an accident. All bases of liability must be included in the claim, and investigation may take some time.

Muni Owes Passengers The Highest Duty Of Care

Under California law, Muni passengers are owed the highest duty of care because of its status as a “common carrier.” When an individual or business is hired to transport people in exchange for a fee under license or authority provided by a regulatory body, it is considered a “common carrier,” and must use the highest degree of care and the vigilance.

Muni accidents are caused by many factors, including operator error, negligence and recklessness, as well as design and maintenance problems, such as brake failure and equipment malfunctions.

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If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or other serious personal injury due to an accident involving public transportation, you may have a right to recover damages for your losses. has experience handling personal injury cases against public entities.

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If you have been injured in a Muni bus, railway or trolley accident, contact our experienced attorneys. Contact today for a no-obligation, confidential consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

The attorneys at represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fee is contingent upon success in recovering monetary compensation for our clients. If no money is recovered, no fee is owed to the lawyer.

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Jeffrey R. Smith

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Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

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William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.

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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.

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When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.

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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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