Posted by Patrick M. Regan and Paul Cornoni
In the District of Columbia, and the surrounding areas, the public bus system and Metro train cars are operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). WMATA is a quasi-governmental agency, also known as Metro. Every year numerous persons are injured by buses or metro cars across the country.
Unfortunately, the District of Columbia has suffered its share of tragedies as the result of such accidents. Within the last few months, our law firm, successfully obtained the largest wrongful death settlement against Metro on behalf of the estate of a woman who was killed by a WMATA bus while walking across the street. As a result of the carelessness of the Metro bus driver, two women were struck and killed while crossing Pennsylvania Ave in the crosswalk. One case settled for $2.3 Million and the case handled by Regan Zambri & Long settled for a very substantially higher figure . During the course of the legal case, our law firm focused on the safety, training and supervision that Metro should have been providing to its bus and subway train drivers.
For additional information concerning Metro bus and train safety, please email our firm or call (202) 463-3030.