A high percentage of accidents that occur in metropolitan areas is attributed to the Metro system. These accidents often result in grave injuries to the persons involved. In some cases, it causes instant death. The usual causes of these accidents include faulty equipment, operator’s fatigue, improper switching of lines, excessive speeds, etc.
The injuries from these accidents are usually extensive, owing to the number of commuters, lack of adequate number of seats and safety restraining belts. The results of the negligence of the operators should not be borne by the victims alone. At the very least, the victims of these Metro accidents should be adequately compensated for the physical and emotional damage caused by such accidents. They should be compensated for the loss of earning capacity as a result of being injured. Also, it is essential that the persons responsible be brought to justice to ensure that such accidents do not happen to other unsuspecting passengers.
It is notoriously difficult to get some of the agencies in charge of these vehicles to the negotiating table. Most of them are self-insured and have to pay claims from their internal purses hence, their reluctance to offer adequate settlements to individuals involved in such accidents. It requires the services of an expert attorney with experience in handling such cases, to get these agencies to provide recompense to the victims or their families. Click here to get more information.
A major factor which contributes to the success of Metro accident cases is the thoroughness of the investigation. The attorney must prove that it was a case of negligence that caused the accident. He must be able to prove that the victim’s injuries were as a direct result of the accident and must also prove the full extent to which the accident has severely impacted on the victim’s life.
The attorneys at Jaklitsch Law Group have the requisite experience to handle all cases involving Metro Accidents in Greenbelt. If a loved one, family member, friend or colleague has been involved in a metro accident, it is recommended that they contact the law firm to ensure that they receive full compensation and justice for the tragedy that occurred to them.