Train Accident Attorneys Serving All of Maryland
People across the state of Maryland rely on trains to get around in a safe, convenient, and reliable way. The Maryland Transit Administration offers MARC trains and Light RailLink to help commuters and other individuals get to and from their destinations. Train accidents do not happen very often but when they do, the consequences can be serious. Train accident victims are often subject to serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens that impact them for years to come. If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed in a Maryland train accident, you need strong legal representation to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. The Ruben Law Firm has proudly represented clients across the state of Maryland for years and can help you, too. To discuss your situation with a legal team you can trust, schedule a consultation with the Ruben Law Firm today.
Causes of Maryland Train Accidents
While trains usually provide a relatively safe means of transportation, accidents can still happen. Although trains are not required to share the roads with other vehicles, there are plenty of incidents that can happen. Some of the many causes of train accidents in the state of Maryland include the following:
- Train operator negligence
- Sudden stops or starts
- Train derailment
- Poorly maintained tracks
- Train collisions
- Poor weather conditions such as snow, ice, or heavy fog
Recovering Compensation After a Train Accident
If you have been seriously injured in a Maryland train accident, you must take your legal options into consideration, as you may be eligible for compensation to offset the significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens that may have been caused by your accident. With the help of an experienced attorney from the Ruben Law Firm, you may be able to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Statute of Limitations in Maryland
If you wish to file a claim for your injuries in a Maryland train accident, you should note the statute of limitations set by the state. A statute of limitations is a deadline for which you must file your claim. If you fail to file your claim within three years of the date of the accident, you may not be eligible to recover compensation or pursue your case at all. Additionally, you may need to file a Notice of Claim in a much shorter timeframe to inform the Maryland Transit Administration that you plan to take legal action against them. Therefore, it is important that you do not hesitate to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Maryland Train Accident Attorney
For decades, the experienced attorneys at the Ruben Law Firm have proudly served clients across Anne Arundel County and throughout Maryland. Our firm understands how serious being injured in a train accident can be and is ready to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. Remember, we don?t get paid unless you do. For quality legal representation when you need it most, contact the Ruben Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.