Mass Transit Accident Attorneys in Columbia, Maryland
Howard County is conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington D.C. Many residents in the area commute between these cities for a variety of reasons. Passengers who rely on the Maryland Transit Administration have to put their trust in the train conductors and bus drivers that help them get from place to place. Unfortunately, sometimes passengers are injured in train and bus accidents. These accidents can be very serious and result in significant, life-altering injuries. If you have been injured on Maryland’s mass transit system, the legal team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates is here to help. Our firm can fight on your behalf to recover significant compensation. Contact us today to discuss your case.
How are mass transit accidents caused?
The Department of Transportation in Maryland is responsible for ensuring the safety of buses and trains, including that of their corresponding stations. If they fail to properly maintain mass transportation, they may be held accountable for any injuries or deaths. There are a number of reasons that a mass transit accident can occur, some of which include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to maintain vehicles
- Drowsy driving
- Excessive speed
- Failure to maintain station facilities
- Faulty train or bus parts
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Statutes of Limitations for Mass Transit Accidents
One of the most important aspects of the Maryland legal system is the statute of limitations that apply to personal injury cases. Typically, for a personal injury case, the injured party has 3 years from the date of the accident to file their claim. However, because the Maryland Transit Administration is the authority for all trains and buses, anyone who is injured must file a Notice of Claim. A Notice of Claim simply informs the Administration that you intend to take legal action against them. Anyone who intends to bring a case must do so within a specific period of time. Call us if you intend to take action.
Recovering Damages After a Mass Transit Accident
If you have been injured in a mass transit accident, you may be facing serious burdens that can impact you for years down the road. These burdens can be physical, financial, or emotional in nature. You may be able to recover significant compensation with a successful personal injury case. You must fulfill the burden of proof in order to successfully recover damages, meaning that it is necessary to find evidence that shows the Maryland Transit Administration was negligent. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney from Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates, you may be able to recover significant compensation that is economic and non-economic in nature. Compensation may be recovered for the burdens of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Contact a Maryland Mass Transit Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in an accident on one of the Maryland Mass Transit Administration’s buses or trains, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Do not relinquish your ability to take legal action because of a failure to file a Notice of Claim. Contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today to discuss your case.