Can I Sue the City of Fort Collins If I’m Injured by a Transfort Bus? | Fort Collins Injury Lawyers
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Transfort is the transit service for the City of Fort Collins. Transfort currently has 22 regular routes, 20 of which provide all-day service 5 days a week. Moreover, Transfort currently has a fleet size of about 45 buses.
Because of its size, the Fort Collins area usually has Transfort buses on the road. Therefore, there is a chance you may be involved in an accident with one of these buses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our Fort Collins bus accident lawyers.
Was the City of Fort Collins Negligent?
The first thing to determine when bringing a suit against the City of Fort Collins is whether or not the driver of the bus was negligent in some way. If you can prove this, then you will next have to prove that this negligence by the driver caused your injuries.
However, if you are unable to prove that the driver was negligent in some way, it is unlikely that you will be able to file a successful claim against the City of Fort Collins.
How to File a Claim
If you believe you are able to prove both negligence and causation, you should file a written notice within 182 days after the injury to the City of Fort Collins.
This notice is used to inform the city that you plan to sue them for injuries you received from a Transfort bus. This is a legal document, so it is important to abide by the content standards provided by the Colorado Immunity Act.
Your notice must contain the following:
- Your name and address;
- The name and address of your attorney, if applicable;
- A summary of the factual basis of your claim, including the date, time, place, and circumstances of the event;
- If known, the name and address of any public employee involved (this would include the bus driver);
- A summary of the nature and extent of the injury or injuries you suffered as a result of the event; and
- A summary of the amount of monetary damages you are requesting.
If your claim is against the City of Fort Collins itself or one of its employees, your notice must be filed with the governing body of the public entity or the attorney representing the public entity. When filing such a notice, it is important to provide as much supporting documentation as possible. This will strengthen your claim and make the city realize you are serious about your claim and what you think you deserve.
OUR FORT COLLINS BUS ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN HELP
At Zinda Law Group, our Fort Collins bus accident attorneys have helped thousands of victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest claim possible and pursue maximum compensation for hospital bills, future medical costs, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and much more.
Our firm also believes an injury victim should never have to worry about being able to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our bus accident lawyers in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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