Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire
As you may have heard, lawyers have already filed lawsuits stemming from the recent tragic crash involving two Metro-trains on the red-line. My firm represents injured victims and their families, but we have not yet filed suit for several reasons. For one, the Nation’s capital is in mourning still. Some time should pass before litigation begins. Second, investigations are continuing and we are unearthing more and more relevant evidence. Third, families and victims have gone through enough. It seems to me that working with WMATA to resolve cases fairly and effectively is a better approach than running to the courthouse. If a fair resolution cannot be achieved, then the courthouse is thankfully available so justice can be obtained.
My firm has secured the largest settlement in WMATA’s 33 -year history. Perhaps it is due to our firm’s reputation that allows us to resolve cases with large truck companies and entities like WMATA instead of filing suit so quickly. A resolution saves a client money, time, and emotional anguish. Early resolution–if possible–should be every attorney’s goal in any case. Of course, again, if the defendant proves to be unreasonable, a lawyer should have the resources and experience to fight for full justice. Because defendants recognize that my firm has the resources necessary to litigate catastrophic cases and that we are always prepared to litigate cases aggressively, they more often than not want to settle cases with us early on, and on terms favorable to our clients.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specialize in personal injury matters. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. He has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine. Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated. To read it, please click here.