How to Sue After a Mass Transit Accident in Washington D.C.

Fortunately, most of us use buses and trains without ever getting into an accident. However, there is an unlucky minority of individuals who find themselves suffering from serious injuries after being involved in sudden and often disastrous mass transit accidents. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you should continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward.

What causes train accidents?

Train accidents, though rarer than bus or other auto accidents, still happen. Some of the most common causes of train accidents include crews failing to comply with orders, operating the train while under the influence, haphazardly barking, derailments, crew members falling asleep on the job, the improper alignment of tracks, and more.

How do bus accidents happen?

Bus accidents can also generally be attributed to negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of bus accidents in Washington D.C. can include driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, failing to account for large blind spots, unsafely changing lanes, and more.

Do I qualify for financial compensation after a mass transit accident?

To qualify for financial compensation after a mass transit accident, you will have to retain the legal services of an experienced attorney who can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is oftentimes far easier said than done, so you must go with a firm you can trust to effectively gather and present evidence on your behalf. Some of the valuable evidence our firm can work to obtain includes security camera footage of the accident, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident, witness statements, and more.

You should also note that when suing for an injury, time is of the essence. Typically, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, which means individuals are granted three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent party. However, when suing a municipality, the statute of limitations is far shorter–you must file a Notice of Claim within six months of your accident. Do yourself a favor and speak with our firm today so we can begin the claims process as soon as possible.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.