Public transportation is a convenient and cost-effective way to travel for millions of people in California. The state’s monthly ridership was around 60 million in 2022, a rebound from lower numbers during 2020.

Despite the relative safety and convenience of public transportation, accidents can happen. In 2023, 14 people were injured when a transit bus crashed into a restaurant in Long Beach. That same year, a Metro bus rolled backward into a retaining wall, injuring three passengers.

Knowing how to respond if you’re in a public transportation accident is vital to your immediate well-being and potential legal implications. A California public transit injury lawyer from Berg Injury Lawyers can help you understand your rights and get fair compensation after a crash.