Buses are common source of public transportation in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Unfortunately, bus accidents do continue to happen. If you are riding the C-Tran in Washington or the TriMet in Oregon and you are injured in a bus accident, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages.
The Clark County Public Transit Benefit Area Authority, commonly called C-Tran, offers 29 routes throughout Clark County, Washington. Services are offered in Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Yacolt, and Washougal. With a fleet of 95 buses, 52 paratransit vehicles, and 51 vanpool vehicles, C-Tran offers paratransit, transit bus, vanpool, and bus rapid transit services for those in the area.
The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, known as TriMet, offers mass transit throughout most of the Portland metropolitan area in the State of Oregon. TriMet offers commuter rail, light rail, and bus services. TriMet’s daily ridership is 310,100 people on average. The agency has 688 buses, 145 light rail vehicles, and 3 commuter rail vehicles.
When you use public transit, you expect to reach your destination safely. If you were involved in a bus accident, you will be filing a claim against a government agency, which is a complicated process. Specific forms must be filed in certain offices, set deadlines must be met, and only after there has been no response or you have received a denial from the public transit agency can you pursue a personal injury claim.
It is much better to get your claim underway with an experienced bus accident attorney in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. The Harlan Law Firm has experience in representing clients who have been injured in bus accidents. To ensure the process is followed properly and that your claim is given proper attention, enlist the help of the Harlan Law Firm if a Portland/Vancouver metro area bus accident has caused you harm.
Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation so we can determine how to proceed with your personal injury claim after a bus accident.