The Light Rail system in Phoenix has been in operation since December of 2009. During the first three months of operation, the light rail was involved in thirteen crashes with other automobiles. And, the light rail, on average, is involved in an accident with another vehicle once every six days. The cause of a majority of these accidents, according to Valley Metro, is drivers who ignored or did not pay attention to the traffic.
According to Arizona Law, a person involved in an accident with the light rail system must provide notice of the accident in a specific format to the appropriate governmental entity within 180 days of the accident. Failure to follow this law will bar your right to make a claim for your damages.
If you have been involved in an accident with the light rail, contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney as soon as possible.