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When people are injured on or while waiting for a metro train, it is recommended that they speak to a metro train accident lawyer because they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

There have been an unfortunate number of serious accidents in the past decade on the DC Metro. A particularly damaging accident occurred on the Yellow Line in 2015.

Kim Brooks-Rodney, a partner at Cohen & Cohen, was retained by injured victims of the Yellow Line smoke accident in Washington DC. Ms. Brooks-Rodney has a unique background for this kind of work in that she is a former Assistant General Counsel for WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authorit. As well, Ms. Brooks-Rodney represented victims of the 2009 deadly Metro crash. If you think you may be in need of an experienced metro train accident lawyer, Ms. Brooks-Rodney has the kind of experience that many victims of metro train accidents need in order to get the maximum amount of compensation they are entitled to for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The Yellow Line tragedy took place on January 12, 2015 in Washington DC. Smoke filled several Yellow Line metro rail subway cars, killing one passenger, and leaving over 84 people in need of emergency room treatment. Many of the victims required hospitalization.

The train was just South of the L’Enfant Plaza metro rail station when the horrific accident occurred. At the time of the accident, WMATA and the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) said that it would possibly be a full year before the cause of the accident would be determined- and to explain why it took forty to forty-five minutes for the passengers to be rescued.

Kim Brooks-Rodney is a highly rated metro train accident lawyer who is particularly familiar with public transportation injuries. She represented the loved ones of a couple killed in the 2009 WMATA metro crash and has helped many personal injury victims before them get the justice that they deserve.

If you have been injured while riding or waiting for a metro train, you may be in need of highly rated personal injury lawyers Washington DC relies on and who have successfully fought for the rights of past clients.

At this point in time, it is believed that the smoke that caused many passengers to be injured on the Yellow Line was caused by electrical arcing. This occurs when an electric current arcs and skips the involved circuit. Sometimes the arced spark may feed itself, growing larger and creating dangerous amounts of smoke.

The result of this malfunction may have been why the smoke filled the trains made breathing and seeing difficult for passengers.

Passengers were instructed to stay on the trains until they could be rescued. Some passengers remained in cars for an estimated 45 minutes. It is understandable that Metro officials wanted to assess the situation before directing passengers to safety but it is not understandable that they had hundreds of people stay in a smoke-filled environment for 45 minutes. The Metro should have a much more efficient system to keep passengers safe in an emergency. If you have been part of an accident while you were using public transportation, you may find it helpful to explain your situation to a metro train accident lawyer who can explain your rights and help to determine if you are entitled to compensation.

Washington DC EMS and fire services had a triage on D Street to help them examine exiting passengers. Fire and EMS workers reported seeing over two hundred (200) passengers.

One woman, 61-year-old Carol Glover, did not survive. Over eighty more passengers were hospitalized. One firefighter was injured during the rescue. The majority of the hospitalized passengers have now been now treated and released.

Like many cosmopolitan cities, the DC Metro is a powerful organization that does not like to admit their negligence and mistakes. A good metro train accident lawyer will fight tirelessly to try to insure that the rights of his clients are upheld. If you or a loved one has been the victim if a DC metro train incident, contact the Washington DC Metro Accident lawyers right away!

Smoke inhalation poses many dangers. Smoke often contains toxic chemical particles, which may irritate the air passages and lungs, and cause what is termed “chemical asphyxiation.” Even when it does not contain such particles, smoke may cause “simple asphyxiation” by occupying lung space and depriving the body of oxygen. In many instances, inhaling smoke can lead to both chemical and simple asphyxiation, as well as chemical and thermal irritation.

Metro and other public transportation riders often get injured on their trips even when there is not an accident that makes the news. When you discuss your situation with a good metro train accident lawyer, it may help you to make more informed decisions about what your next steps should be.
Kim Brooks-Rodney is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and the American University Washington College of Law.

If you are looking for an experienced and compassionate metro train accident lawyer like Ms. Kim Brooks-Rodney, contact Cohen & Cohen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for a free case evaluation.

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