Everyone who is injured in Metro Accidents in Glen Burnie needs an attorney. Metro is a nickname for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The Authority is funded by the D.C., Virginia, and Maryland governments and runs throughout the area. The authority operates rail and bus services.
Unfortunately, the authority does not have a good reputation for dealing with the injured. Metro is self-insured and tries to offer the lowest amount possible to settle cases. Attorneys know their clients may need to file suit after Metro Accidents in Glen Burnie.
Is The Rail System Safe?
Millions of people use the Metro services every day. Therefore, safety is always a concern. Nonetheless, there have been a series of high-profile accidents. For example, rapid rail cars collided in D.C. in 2009 where nine people died and, over 70 were injured. There were many people trapped for hours.
There have been numerous other incidents. Indeed, Metro has been criticized for ignoring the advice of safety experts. The leading causes of accidents include driver fatigue, defective equipment, and speeding. Several people are likely to be injured because the system is overcrowded.
The law requires injured parties to write a Notice Of Claim letter to the authority. That is one of the advantages of hiring an attorney. Claimants will not miss important deadlines, and all the rules are followed.
The Notice of Claim letter must contain the claimant’s name, address, and phone number. In addition, the authority wants a social security number or tax i.d. number. Further, the letter should include the date, time, and location of the accident.
The injured are entitled to be compensated for lost wages, medical bills, physical therapy, and much more. In the event of a fatality, the lawyer helps the family set up an estate. The estate’s administrator will have the right to sue. Estates may sue for funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and loss of the value of a life.
Metro will not likely offer a fair settlement. Therefore, be prepared to file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, it may take a couple of years for the case to come to trial. In any event, protect your rights and contact the Jaklitsch Law Group today.