Maryland Metro Accident Lawyer
The Metro is a daily part of life for many living in Maryland’s largest cities. It can be a convenient and safe way to travel, but sometimes things go wrong. The train tracking systems can malfunction, as happened once between Fort Totten and Takoma Park. Electrical arcing or other mechanical failures in the station can expose riders to dangerous levels of smoke.
Call a Maryland metro accident lawyer if you would like to learn how you could benefit from the services of our personal injury practice group.
Metro Liability in Maryland
Metro accidents do not have to be huge, headline-grabbing incidents. Due to premises liability, it is possible they are liable for any injury you sustain while on a train or in the station.
The fundamental idea of premises liability is that the owner of any public space (office buildings, sidewalks, stores, apartment buildings, etc.) has an obligation to ensure the safety of anyone who is on the premises. Any time the owner knows of a dangerous issue or should know of a dangerous issue but does not fix it, they are liable. These issues can include, among many other things:
- Lack of proper railing or a slick spot leading to a fall
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Faulty wiring leading to shock or fire
There are a host of things for which the metro company can be liable, and a dedicated personal injury lawyer who has experience handling Maryland Metro accidents can help you establish the Metro’s liability in your case.
Assessment Of Damages For Maryland Metro Accident
Sections 11-108 and 11-109 of the Maryland Code cover the types of damages to which you are entitled. The simpler type of damages to prove are economic damages, which comprise concrete, provable dollar losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages from the injury.
You are also entitled to noneconomic damages, which can be a little murkier, but include compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, inconvenience, and physical impairment.
You can mount an action for wrongful death against the Metro. You can pursue damages for mental anguish and emotional pain and suffering, in addition to the loss of:
Call A Maryland Metro Accident Attorney Today
The difficulty of facing a personal injury or the anguish of losing a loved one can make the stress and complexity of mounting a case against those who are liable seem overwhelming. One of our detail-oriented Maryland Metro accident lawyers can help gather evidence, organize your case, and present it to the court. Contact us for a free consultation so we can start putting together a case to maximize your just compensation.