Understanding Light Rail Accident Causes & Compensation
While this type of traffic collision doesn’t happen as often as others in the Phoenix and Mesa area, light rail accidents do occur, and when they do, they can cause devastating injuries. If you’re involved in a light rail accident in Arizona, you need experienced legal representation to make sure the correct party is held responsible for the damages. The accident attorneys at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience can do just that.
Who is Responsible If I Am Injured in a Mesa Light Rail Accident?
While significant improvements have been made to the traffic signals around the light rail, accidents can still happen. Whether the result of inattentive drivers, faulty rails or trains, operator negligence, derailing, or dangerous intersections, it can be difficult to determine who, or what, is at fault. If you are involved in a light rail accident, you need a personal injury attorney that can analyze the liability aspects of the case, hire experts to inspect the train, analyze evidence, and make a case for your compensation.
Arizona law cites that you only have six months, or 180 days, from the date of the light rail accident to submit a claim against the city or state (ARS-12-821.01). Because the time frame for making a light rail accident claim is so much shorter than the time frame for an accident with another driver, you need to move fast. Get in touch with an accident attorney right away to see whether you have a case and start the investigation process.
Contact Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience LLC for a free initial consultation. We serve all of the Phoenix Valley and can help you get the compensation you deserve for your light rail accident. Our law firm is conveniently located in Mesa, AZ, so call us today or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation!