The city of Houston uses an above ground METRO light-rail system to help thousands of Houstonians make their way around the city. With over twenty miles of track, the METRO light-rail helps reduce the number of cars on the road and ease traffic in congested areas. While this is a huge benefit to the city, it has come at grave cost for some.
Collisions involving the METRO are becoming increasingly more common. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and passenger cars have all been involved in METRO crashes and safety advocates are becoming increasingly concerned. A few of the most common causes of METRO crashes include:
- Operator error
- Inefficient brakes or brake failure
- Malfunctioning guardrails
- Little or no warning lights
- Little or no signs warning of oncoming trains
- Ineffective barriers
The city of Houston has a responsibility to operate all of its vehicles safely and keep the public safe from harm from these vehicles. Sadly, there has already been several fatalities and many more injuries as a result of METRO crashes.
Getting Help After A METRO Crash
METRO crash victims may not know where to turn or what to do to get answers regarding the crash. An experienced METRO crash lawyer can help make this difficult time just a little bit easier. A METRO crash lawyer will be able to investigate the circumstances of the crash and help you understand what your rights and legal options are. If negligence was the cause of the crash, a lawyer will be able to pursue compensation to help cover the cost of medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and lost earning potential.
At The McMillan Law Firm, we understand how stressful recovery after a METRO crash can be. We work closely with out clients and their families to lift the legal burden of the crash as much as possible. We want our clients to be able to focus on recovery knowing their best interests are being looked out for by dedicated attorneys. If you were hurt in a METRO crash, we can explain your legal options in a free consultation. There is no obligation to work with us after a consultation, but if you do choose to pursue legal action there is no upfront cost for working with us. We only work on a contingency fee basis meaning you won’t owe us anything unless we help you obtain compensation. Call us today to schedule a consultation.