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D.C. Metro Transit Accident Attorneys

Nobody wants to start their daily commute with an accident. Almost everyone living or working in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area has used some form of public transit. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) maintains the D.C. Metro’s public transit system. The Metrorail system is one of the busiest in the country, seeing about 650,000 riders on weekdays. The Metrobus system has over 300 routes and 12,000 bus stops that connect the D.C. metropolitan area to suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. With so many commuters, it is no surprise that accidents happen.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries using a public transit system in the D.C. area, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Weiner, Spivey & Miller, PLC in Fairfax can help you obtain compensation. The senior attorneys on our team each have over 40 years of experience in personal injury law and are very familiar with the laws surrounding the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Bus And Train Accidents In The Washington, D.C., Metro Area

DC Metro rail station

Several factors can cause an accident on a Metro bus or train. From bus collisions to poorly maintained Metro stations, there is always a chance of suffering a serious injury on your daily commute.

Injuries on the Metrorail and buses often happen due to:

  • Bus drivers closing the doors too quickly
  • Bus drivers accelerating too rapidly or driving carelessly
  • Subway trains derailing or colliding with other trains
  • Train doors closing on commuters
  • Slip-and-falls in train stations
  • Faulty escalators or elevators in stations

When you file a claim against Metrorail, Metrobus or the Washington Area Transit Authority, you face a lawsuit against a government agency. Depending on where your accident happened, you will have six months to a year to file your claim. Our attorneys can advise you of your rights and help you get your case started and filed in time.

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Fighting For Your Right To Compensation After An Accident

If you are involved in an accident on public transit in the D.C. metropolitan area, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Weiner, Spivey & Miller, PLC. With over 190 years of combined experience and a former insurance defense attorney on our team, you can count on our skilled advocacy to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 703-273-9500 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.