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San Francisco MUNI Bus Strikes and Kills Cyclist Cheng Jin Lai

A tragic bus accident claimed the life of San Francisco Resident Cheng Jin Lai on October 18, 2013. The accident occurred at the intersection of Bryant, Division and 11th Streets. According to published reports, a 27-Bryant Line MUNI bus was traveling southeast on 11th Street when it turned right onto Bryant Street and collided with the cyclist.

Mr. Lai suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders. At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP we would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of Cheng Jin Lai. The wrongful death of a loved one in an avoidable bus accident is tragedy that no family should be forced to endure. Although no amount of money can bring back a life cut short by a bus accident, an experienced bus accident attorney can help fight to get families who have lost a loved one the financial compensation they deserve to help rebuild their lives.

Police are investigating whether bus driver negligence, inattention or error caused this devastating accident. The driver will also undergo a toxicology screening to determine if driver intoxication contributed to this bus accident. In addition to the SF MUNI, the driver can be held personally liable if his negligence is found to have been a substantial factor in causing this fatal accident.

There are a host of procedural requirements that must be complied with to bring a claim against a public transportation bus entity. Claims against public entities are controlled by the California Government Tort Claims Act. In order to protect their rights a victim must bring a claim within six months of the date of the accident. Accordingly, it is imperative that victims contact an experienced bus accident attorney immediately.

The dedicated bus accident lawyers of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP are committed to fighting for bus accident victims and their families. Our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of the regulations that govern the bus industry. We utilize this understanding to hold negligent bus drivers, bus companies and public entitles liable for the harm they cause. If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident call Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP. One of our experienced bus accident lawyers will provide you with a free case evaluation and help explain your rights.