Metro has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a man whose wife was killed when she was struck by a Metrobus last year. The man who brought the lawsuit wanted to hold Metro accountable when it struck and killed his wife and his wife’s friend, both of whom were walking in a crosswalk at the time of the incident.
In Maryland, every year numerous individuals are injured by the negligence of the drivers and operators of various methods of mass transportation, whether it’s an MTA bus, the Lightrail or the Metro. When mass transit operators have caused injury, through error or negligence, it is important that they be held accountable. This level of accountability is a profound way to bring about changes that may be advantageous to, and further protect, the health and welfare of the public in general. This level of accountability is also a means to redress whatever wrong or violation may have occurred.
When an individual is seriously injured in a collision involving a bus, metro train, Lightrail or other means of mass transportation, it is important to consult an experienced trial lawyer to determine whether a lawsuit is warranted and necessary. Such cases are extremely important to pursue so that adequate compensation can be obtained for an injured victim so that he or she can get the best medical and other care under the circumstances.
The attorneys at Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White have handled a number of personal injury and/or wrongful death cases involving buses, trains and other means of mass transportation. For a free consultation please contact us at www.silvermanthompson.com.