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According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, the number of rail injuries is up 5.1% in 2014 and the number of fatalities is up 19.4% since 2011. Almost 3000 of the nonfatal train related accidents occurred with metro or rail employees this year. The number of highway-rail intersection accidents is also on the rise (10.7% increase this year) to 1492 thus far.
Reported causes of metro/rail injury accidents and fatalities include:
We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for injury victims throughout Maryland. If we don't win, you don't pay attorney fees.
We represent people hit by MTA buses, tour buses, casino buses, Metro Rail trains and Amtrak trains. We represent passengers and loved ones injured on bus, train and light rail accidents.
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We can help you obtain maximum compensation for medical costs, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, long-term care and more.
The national trend of increased metro/rail danger has affected railways in the state of Maryland as well. The number of incidents is on pace to be the highest in the last 4 years. If you or someone you love has been involved in a highway-railroad crossing accident you should contact our team of metro/rail injury attorneys today to begin the pursuit of appropriate compensation for the wrongful death or personal injury damages.
In addition, if you have been injured on the job as an employee of a metro train or railway company, take a moment to schedule an appointment with our team to ensure your claim is receiving the kind of attention to detail you deserve. Damages could include loss of wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs.
Fair verdicts and settlements in metro and rail injury cases encourage the operators to keep their trains as safe as possible. Our Maryland injury attorneys will seek proper and just financial compensation for you and your family members’ medical expenses and pain and suffering.
We do this by reviewing all of your legal rights and options, and by taking immediate action to investigate the rail or metro accident. We will put the proper agencies on immediate notice so that your claim is preserved. In the event of a fatal accident, we will assist in the opening of an estate and help you make arrangements for your loved ones.
Whether you have suffered a serious injury, such as a neck and back injury or a brain injury, or have lost a loved one in a tragic accident, we are here to help guide you through the legal process. You will not be alone in seeking the financial compensation that you are entitled to.
If you have been injured in a metro accident or were injured as a result of a train or rail crash, it is in your best interests to speak with a metro accident attorney serving Maryland. At The Jaklitsch Law Group, our legal team has the experience you need in personal injury cases.
With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, all three of our lawyers have been named top attorneys in Washington D.C. and Maryland’s Super Lawyers magazine for 2007, 2008 and 2009. This recognizes our outstanding achievements in the legal field and reflects our ability to successfully handle personal injury cases. Additionally, all three of our lawyers are AV-rated* by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. This is the highest possible peer rating.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, you should seek experienced counsel from a metro accident lawyer right away.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us online or call 301-627-8700 for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your case. We are ready to represent people who have been injured throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories-legal ability and general ethical standards.
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• Human factors
• Equipment causes
• Signal causes
• Rail yard accidents
• Miscellaneous factors