Many of us use the train as a main form of transportation. While the train is a quick and easy way to get around, it can be dangerous. Fortunately, train accidents are not very common, but when they do occur, they can cause serious injuries. Read on to learn more about train accidents in Maryland.
How do Train Accidents Occur?
Train accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Often, accidents are a result of staff negligence or product liability. The majority of accidents are due to:
- Faulty equipment
- Distracted driving
- Lack of seatbelts or safety features
- Driving under the influence
- Drowsy driving
- Driver/technician negligence
- Poorly maintained waiting areas
- Slip and falls
- Product malfunction
Notice of Claim Requirements
If an individual is injured as a result of the negligence of a municipality, the injured party is required to file a Notice of Claim if they wish to pursue a lawsuit. This notifies a municipality that the individual plans to bring a lawsuit against them. This is common when it comes to train accidents, as you are likely dealing with a government entity. In Maryland, the deadline to file a Notice of Claim is typically 1 year from the date of the accident. It is important to know that this is different from the statute of limitations. Generally, in Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the accident. Mixing up these dates can have serious consequences. Reach out to an experienced attorney to avoid missing any important deadlines.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, contact our firm today to discuss your case. We will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our Firm
If you or a family member have been injured in a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.