No one was hurt on February 19, 2009 when a Yellow Line Metro train derailed at the Mount Vernon Square station, but it was the thirteenth derailment for this type of Washington, D.C. Metro train in the past six years. A Green Line train derailment at the same station in January 2007 injured an estimated 20 people.
The 2007 MARC Growth & Investment Plan stated that the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Penn Line, Camden Line, and Brunswick Line were running at near-peak capacity. Equipment maintenance shops were at capacity, and the report claimed insufficient spare equipment and storage space on the trains.
On February 7, 2008 seven people were taken to the hospital after a MARC train was hit by an Amtrak locomotive while unloading passengers in Washington's Union Station.
On February 11, 2008 several passengers and the driver of a Maryland Transit Administration (MTA Maryland) bus were injured in a collision with a car at a Northeast Baltimore intersection.
Experience + Dedication + Personal Attention = EXCELLENCE and MAXIMUM RECOVERY
Clark & Steinhorn, LLC is a Laurel, Maryland law office dedicated to serious personal injury and death cases. When they take a public transportation or freight train accident case, the lawyers at Clark & Steinhorn will perform a detailed investigation: reviewing the evidence, interviewing the possible witnesses, and going to the scene. Our attorneys will work to ensure the best results in settlement or trial and to obtain the maximum recovery for you and your loved ones.
What causes accidents and injuries on public transportation?
- Sudden starts or stops
- Mechanical failure
- Driver error
- Failure to properly maintain vehicles
- Failure to properly maintain roadways or railway tracks and stations
Public bus and train accidents, and even freight train accidents, can lead to severe injury or death for:
- Maintenance workers
Working from their office on the border of Prince Georges and Montgomery counties and at the intersection of I-95 and I-495, Mr. Clark & Mr. Steinhorn serve the victims of major bus and train accidents. Every client is treated with the utmost respect: your case will never be passed off to an inexperienced or disinterested associate attorney. Mr. Clark and Mr. Steinhorn handle each case personally. They have known each other for 35 years, and they work as a team to obtain the best results.
There is some good news: more funding for transportation should lead to better safety outcomes.
In February of 2009 Maryland governor Martin O'Malley dedicated an estimated $350 million in federal stimulus money to transportation projects, while the financially strapped Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced "shovel-ready" improvement plans coming to about $230 million, should it receive the funding.
Major accidents on buses, railways, and subway and light rail lines are not common, and we hope to see fewer of them in the future. But, when such an unthinkable tragedy happens to you and your family, you deserve an attorney with the experience, time, and resources to focus on getting the best results in your personal injury or wrongful death claim.
If you were injured in a bus, train, or D.C. Metro accident, in Maryland or Washington, D.C....
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