Waiting at bus or train stations is perhaps one of the more boring, unremarkable parts of our lives. However, this is how it should be. Unfortunately, if you are someone who was injured in a bus or train station accident, your life is probably now far from routine, and you may need financial compensation to help cover the cost of any medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help:
What are some of the most frequent causes of bus or train station accidents?
These accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, however, negligence is the most common. For example, oftentimes, bus stations will have insufficient lighting or security, enabling crime, and potentially violent crime causing serious injuries. Additionally, when weather-related hazards and debris are not cleared away, the likelihood of an accident drastically increases. In some cases, even damaged railings or stairwells at these stations can lead to serious slip and fall injuries.
Can I sue if I was injured at a bus/train station?
Fortunately, in many cases, you can sue for a serious bus or train station injury, however, you will have to first hire an attorney who can satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, your attorney will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, lawsuits against the MTA are not particularly easy to win, which is why you will need an experienced attorney on your side. Our firm will work to recover any surveillance footage of the incident happening, as well as other types of evidence, to prove your personal injury claim. After an accident, you should always call the police, take pictures, seek medical attention, and ask witnesses for their contact information so we may use their testimony to corroborate your claim.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury in Maryland?
In Maryland, generally, individuals have a set timeframe in which they may take legal action against a negligent party. This period of time is known as the statute of limitations. In most personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is three years, giving individuals three years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit. However, if you are filing a lawsuit against a municipality, you will generally have far less time to file a Notice of Claim–in fact, you will only have one year to do so. That is why you must reach out to an attorney as soon as possible–the sooner you get the ball rolling, the better.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.