Christensen Law Firm, PLLC
Bus & Rail Accidents
Experienced & Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers
Accidents involving Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) bus or MetroRail trains are more common than many realize. The nature of public
transportation makes the vehicles used potentially more dangerous than a typical car. This increased danger leads to a greater risk of injury. Austin area residents injured in such accidents should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. The process of bringing a claim against the correct entities can be complicated and you need an attorney experienced in this area of law to assist you with the process. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
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Bringing a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, often known as “Capital Metro” or CapMetro,” can be a complicated process. The process is complicated because CapMetro typically does not employ its own drivers and, instead, uses labor from outside agencies. This means that one may need to bring suit against the vehicle operator, the agency/company employing the operator, and possibly CapMetro itself. It is crucial that you hire an attorney familiar with this area of law as failing to name all responsible parties may lead to an inability to recover damages.
One who has been in a CapMetro accident must identify all responsible parties as soon as possible. The parties responsible will likely include the bus driver if he or she was negligent. Another responsible party would be the agency or company which directly employed the driver. This is due to the fact that employers are generally responsible for the acts of their employees and may also be liable for negligent hiring or negligent supervision. Finally, CapMetro itself may be responsible if they were aware of a dangerous situation such as a driver having been hired even though he or she had a poor driving history. Understanding how different parties may be liable is crucial in such a case.
Dan Christensen is an Austin injury attorney helping Travis County residents who have been injured by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Once retained, we will immediately begin identifying the responsible parties. These efforts will include conducting research through the Secretary of State and through CapMetro itself. Once the responsible parties have been identified, then we will begin the process of demanding payment for your damages. If a settlement cannot be reached then we will bring a lawsuit in court. We will keep you up to date throughout the process and ensure that you know what to expect as the case moves forward. Contact us today to speak with our lawyers.
In addition to Austin, we also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
Dan recognizes that attorneys often fail to stay in contact with their clients. He founded the Christensen Law Firm on the belief that everyone is entitled to respect and quality representation. Dan is a former prosecutor and military member who has devoted his career to helping others. He ensures that our office responds to phone messages and e-mails within one business day, that our lawyers regularly provide clients with their cell phone numbers, and that clients are kept up to date as to the status of their case. In addition to that, our lawyers will make sure your questions are answered and your case is explained to you in terms you understand. We believe that injury victims have enough to worry about; the performance of their attorney should never be another cause for concern.
The Christensen Law Firm represents the victims of personal injury in Austin and throughout other parts of Texas. We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and exceptional representation. Founding partner, Dan Christensen, is a former military member and former prosecuting attorney who has devoted his career to helping others. He now focuses his practice on helping those harmed by the negligence of another. In addition to Austin, our personal injury lawyers also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.
Attorneys Dan Christensen and Daryl Hayes are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They are listed among the small percentage of licensed attorneys in the state of Texas (about 7%) who have earned the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. This distinct designation sets Christensen Law Firm apart as being a law firm with the highest public commitment to excellence in the field of personal injury law.
Dan is a SuperLawyer, a nomination only 5% of attorneys share. This award is based on various indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition and undergoes a rigorous peer review process. Dan is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the membership of which is reserved for attorneys who have tried at least 10 civil jury trials as lead counsel. Such distinctions put Christensen Law Firm head and shoulders above the competition.