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  • CSCS Retained by Victim Injured in DC Metro Incident

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 15-Jan-2015

    Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has been retained by a victim of the Metro incident that occurred Monday afternoon at L'Enfant Plaza station, in which a Metro railcar and the station filled with smoke. Our client was hospitalized for three days following smoke inhalation.

    Our legal team at CSCS has extensive experience handling mass transit accidents, including train accidents and cases against Metro. Over the past 18 years, we have represented injured victims in almost every major train incident in the Washington, DC metro area.

    Examples of public transit cases our lawyers have handled:

    • The wrongful death case of a victim who was killed in the June 22, 2009 Fort Totten Red Line crash. The law firm served on the steering committee of the multi-party litigation that was filed in the United States District Court. That case, like the most recent incident that occurred at the L'Enfant Plaza station, involved inadequate maintenance issues of the Metro rail system.
    • A victim injured in the 2004 Metro train crash in Woodley Park Metro station involving an operator who investigators determined was likely asleep. As a result of this crash, the National Traffic Safety Administration (NTSB) advised Metro to retire older railcars or improve crashworthiness or older railcars.
    • A victim who suffered physical and emotional injuries during the 2002 Amtrak derailment in Kensington, Maryland. The derailment injured close to 100 passengers.
    • A victim injured in the 1996 collision of a MARC train and Amtrak train in Silver Spring, Maryland, which the NTSB determined was caused by the crew forgetting the indication of an approach signal. The crash resulted in the creation of comprehensive federal rules for railcar design and operating standards.

    If you or someone you know was injured in the Metro incident at L'Enfant Plaza station, our lawyers are here to help. Please do not hesitate to give us a call to receive a FREE case review.


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