Subway systems are increasingly being used by Californians as an alternative source of transportation to save gas, money or time during their daily commute. Just like cars, buses and motorcycles, this type of transportation also carries risk of accidents. However, an accident involving a mass transit, such as subways, can be more catastrophic and result in more deaths.
The Los Angeles subway accident attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm have the experience and resources to successfully handle subway accidents throughout Southern California. If you or a loved one has been involved in a subway accident, let us help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.Common Causes of Subway Accidents
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or MTA) was formed in 1993 as the state-charted regional transportation planning agency for the greater Los Angeles area. The MTA operates the subways throughout Los Angeles County. As a common carrier, the MTA owes passengers a special duty to ensure their safety. Los Angeles subway accidents can be caused by numerous factors, including:
- Driver negligence
- Old and outdated equipment
- Dangerous railway design
- Improper maintenance
- Dangerous platform design
- Inadequate subway operator training
- Driver inattention
- Inadequate safety
Regardless of what caused your subway accident, we can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for the serious injuries you have suffered. You may be entitled to compensation for your past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering and any other out of pocket expenses related to the subway accident.Injuries Resulting From Subway Accidents
Every year thousands of people are needlessly injured by the negligence of the Los Angeles MTA. These injuries and death are generally preventable. Common injuries suffered by subway accident victims include:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Leg injury
- Knee injury
- Arm injury
- Elbow injury, etc.
Recovering from these serious injuries often require extensive medical care that can be very expensive. This is precisely why you need to hire an experienced and aggressive attorney to fight for your rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve.Special Laws Applicable to Subway Accidents
Since the MTA is a government entity, there are special requirements and procedures that you need to follow in order to properly bring a claim for personal injuries against the Los Angeles County MTA. Similar to most other government entity claims in California, you have only six (6) months to file your claim.
The experienced attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm have successfully litigated claims against the MTA and have a track record of successfully litigating subway accidents. We have the knowledge and financial resources to aggressively pursue your Los Angeles Metro claim.You Can Count On Us
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a subway accident, the experienced lawyers at the Nourmand Law Firm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.