The light rail provides a quick and convenient way to get around the Twin Cities, but with the faster moving transportation comes an increased risk for injuries. If you or a loved one were injured on or by the light rail service, you may have a personal injury claim. At Margolis Law Firm, we’ve helped clients handle similar cases, and we can do the same for you if you’re injured by the light rail. Learn more about the types of injuries that are compensable and how to get the most money for your injuries in today’s blog.
Compensation For Injuries On The Light Rail
Most rides on the light rail are uneventful, but all it takes is a moment for your next trip to take a turn for the worse. Here’s a look at some to the types of accidents and injuries that can occur on the light rail that could lead to a personal injury award.
- Slipping/Tripping due to poorly maintained rail car.
- Injuries as a result of an abrupt stop.
- Collisions due to light rail operator error.
- Assaults from other riders, as the rail owes a responsibility of protection to their riders.
- Being struck by the rail due to poor signage or lighting.
- Track failure.
- Equipment failure inside of light rail car.
Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list of what types of injuries are compensable under Minnesota personal injury law, but it can help you get a better idea if you are eligible for an award. The vast majority of light rail-related injuries are preventable, which means that someone is partially or fully at fault for your injuries. If a handrail broke and you lost your balance during a stop, or a sign did not illuminate and you were struck by the light rail, you are entitled to seek compensation from the responsible parties.
However, the single best thing you can do for your case if you suffered injuries as a result of the light rail is to reach out to an experienced injury lawyer like Dean Margolis. The light rail company is going to have high-powered lawyers on their side who will do everything in their power to limit their liability and reduce your award amount. If they suspect that you don’t have legal representation, they may also try to get you to agree to a settlement worth a fraction of what you could get if you took the case to trial.
A lawyer will ensure that your rights are preserved and you aren’t taken advantage of by the insurance company. We’ll be able to showcase how the light rail or its employees directly contributed to your injuries, and we can even call on expert witnesses to strengthen your case. We do all of this in order to maximize awards for our clients because you deserve the best representation following an injury. Let us go to work on your behalf while you focus on healing from your injuries.
So if you’ve been injured while riding on the metro transit, contact Margolis Law Firm to learn about your legal options. These injuries can have long-term consequences, so make sure you are compensated appropriately. Give Dean a call today at (952) 230-2700.
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