Millions of people rely on Washington D.C.’s Metro system to get them around the city on a regular basis. That being said, it is inevitable that there are going to be injuries that take place on the Metro. Each year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority releases an Annual Safety Report detailing injuries that took place on public transportation. According to the 2016 report, customers primarily became injured in slip or trip and fall accidents. The report also indicated that employees primarily became injured in collisions, followed by slip or trip and fall accidents.
If you were injured as a passenger on the Metro, you may be wondering what your legal options are. If you have sustained a serious injury due to the negligence of Metro staff, you may be facing expensive medical bills, lost wages due to time out of work, and more. It is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney that can assist you in filing a personal injury claim.
If you were injured as a Metro employee, it is a bit of a different process. You may have to file a workers’ compensation claim in order to obtain benefits that can help you pay for medical bills and lost wages.
If you have questions about injuries sustained while utilizing public transportation, contact our firm today.
The experienced personal injury 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.