Travel throughout the Washington, D.C., metro area and surrounding parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia is made much easier for many by our extensive rail systems. Millions take advantage of the Metro subway system operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), as well as the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), generally experiencing safe, convenient and economical trips.
Although catastrophic train collisions and derailments have been thankfully rare — with the last major accident occurring in 2009 — serious injuries caused by negligence can occur on these rail lines and justify legal action against a public entity or other responsible party. If, as a resident or visitor, you have been injured and believe negligent maintenance, train operation or other issues were the reason, we encourage you to consult our respected law firm in Fairfax.
Were You Injured Due to Negligent Train Operation or Maintenance Failures?
A crash is not the only event that may merit a valid claim against a public entity such as the Metro or VRE. We recognize that your injuries may have resulted from:
- The sudden stop of a train, causing you to suffer extreme impact resulting in head injuries, back injuries, fractures or other harm
- A fall on a defective or poorly maintained platform or elsewhere in a rail station, provided the cause was a demonstrable failure to maintain safe conditions or correct a known problem
Special statutes of limitations and other requirements apply to claims against government entities, making it essential to seek legal counsel quickly after your injury-causing accident. If we believe you may have a valid claim, we can enlist qualified investigative resources to recover photographic evidence, locate witnesses and take other essential actions for you.
Consult a Qualified Fairfax Commuter Train Injury Lawyer Now: 877-652-1553
If your potential case calls for counsel from a Virginia Metro Rail or VRE accident attorney with extensive experience recovering just compensation in complex cases, request a free consultation with an AV-rated lawyer* at our firm today.
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