Rail accident claims
Metrorail is responsible for transporting thousands of commuters on a daily basis, making them liable in the event of injury or a Metrorail accident. Many innocent passengers are injured or lose loved ones in rail accidents every year. This can occur while riding, boarding or disembarking a train
(or similar mode of transport), and can be as the result of a collision, derailment, fall, strike, or fire.
Simpson’s specific rail accident expertise means we can provide a detailed explanation of your rights, and work with you to lodge and if necessary, litigate your claim.
If you have a legitimate claim, our no win, no fee promise, means that you won’t pay a penny if your claim isn’t successful.
WHEN DO I HAVE A CLAIM?
You will have to be able to show negligence on the part of the railway operator/service provider. Any injury sustained while on a train or at a station, can lead to a claim.
You will have up to 3 years from the date of the incident and may claim if you:
WHAT CAN I CLAIM FOR?
- Are injured in a railway accident
- Are a dependent of a deceased victim of a railway accident
- Fall during boarding or disembarking or as a result of being pushed out of the train
- Fall while on railway property
- Hospital expenses
- Future medical expenses
- General damages for loss, pain and suffering
- Current and future loss of earnings
If you were a dependent of someone who died as a result of a rail accident, you may also claim for damages and loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.