After a recent subway train derailment that took place in another state, one victim has already come forward with a legal claim. Claims that the subway system is dangerous property with careless, negligent, and reckless maintenance have been made. The woman is asking for $5 million in her personal injury claim. Negligence is cited in many personal injury claims across Ohio every year.
The 31-year old woman alleges that she suffered injuries to her neck and back when the large steel rail car that she was riding in went off the rails in an underground tunnel. The train is reported to have slammed up against the wall of that tunnel, causing the passengers inside to be tossed around and crushed inside. A press conference was planned for her to speak to the public about the traumatic experience that she endured.
This accident victim’s notice of claim is a precursor to a personal injury lawsuit. The woman asserts that she is suffering from severe personal injuries, including serious injuries to her right side, back, neck and other parts of the body. She also says that she suffered from emotional trauma and other psychological injuries. There were 39 people injured in the crash, which was said to be caused by a piece of rail on the tracks that had not been secured.
Anyone who is injured in Ohio in an accident such as this one may choose to consult with a personal injury attorney. This lawyer can instruct the client in whether appropriate legal grounds exist for a lawsuit because of dangerous property, negligence or another theory of liability. Once armed with knowledge, the victim can better choose how to proceed with his or her attempt to collect damages for the suffering endured.
Source: New York Post, “MTA derailment victim is already suing“, Julia Marsh, June 28, 2017