When someone is injured as the result of a Metro train or Metrobus accident, or while on WMATA property, it may be in his or her best interest to get in contact with a reputable Metro train accident law firm Virginia commuters can rely on. Over 1 million people ride the Metrorail every day, and 100s of people can be on one train at a time. Unfortunately, many people suffer injuries when they ride on WMATA vehicles and in the WMATA stations and waiting areas because of insufficient safety measures on the part of WMATA and its employees.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
The WMATA serves commuters from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. WMATA trains, subways and buses, and their routes and stops, make up what is called mass transit because it is a system that is supposed to safely and efficiently move large amounts of people to and from their destinations. Even though many people are fortunate to have been able to safely use Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia’s mass transit for much of their lives, one bad trip can and has changed the lives of many unfortunate people for the worse.
If you or someone you love is the victim of an injury that is the result of WMATA’s or one or more of their employees’ negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Many people find it easier to do seek compensation for these kinds of injuries with the help of a personal injury law firm that is experienced with successfully defending people who have suffered similar problems. WMATA has strong and powerful insurance companies and lawyers who fight to try to compensate injured victims for as little as they possibly can even though the victim is entitled to more. If you or someone you love has been injured in a WMATA related accident, this is one of the many reasons that you may find it helpful to discuss your situation with a metro train accident law firm Virginia metro train accident victims and their families can trust.
Compensation For Metro Train and WMATA Related Accident Victims
There are many different and important reasons that a victim of a WMATA related accident should seek compensation for his or her injuries, or why a family of a deceased victim should do this as well. Many, many injuries wind up being much more costly than a victim and/or their family have the understanding and knowledge to properly calculate. Many people do not fully recover from their injuries. Many people’s lives are greatly compromised by injuries. A law firm that is experienced with helping Metro train and WMATA related accident victims and their families will know your rights and what you are entitled to, and will likely be able to help you predict what costs down the road you and your family might need to be covered for.
The following are common reasons that WMATA related accident victims and/or their families seek compensation from WMATA and its insurance company:
- Medical bills (emergency services, doctor visits, hospitalizations, medications,
- Loss of income (current and potential future)
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of childcare and/or household management
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of ability
- Loss of quality of life
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
- Pain and grieving
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
The above are just some of the more common reasons that Metro train accident victims and their families might need to be compensated.
For help with determining whether you are in need of a Metro train accident law firm Virginia is fortunate to have in its midst to help you seek the compensation you are entitled to, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation, today.