Metro crash lawsuit #1

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WTOP reports that the first lawsuit has been filed by a crash victim. Davonne Flanagan, 15, received a broken leg in the crash, where he was riding in the rear of the first car of the striking train. The family is seeking $950,000 in pain and suffering as well as actual injury and expected rehabilitation. The victim’s family hired this subway accident lawyer in new york to handle the case.

A personal injury lawyer knows your rights and also knows how much your claim is worth. They also know that their success determines how much money you will pay them. Insurance claims come with so many uncertainties, and most times, insurers always try to find a way of denying claims. They keep tabs on timing and procedures to make sure things happen within the stipulated time limits. This will help keep your compensation claim on the right track. According to the San Bernardino accident lawyer, this is vital for ensuring fast settlement of your claim.

Personal injury lawyers tend to charge on a contingency basis. This means they receive a percentage of the settlement if and when a settlement is reached. A client does not pay out of pocket. Personal injury lawyers‘ fees can range from 33 to 45%.

Attorney Lawrence Lapidus explains the prompt filing with the statement “My clients wanted to file early because the Transit Authority is known not to settle cases without filing suit.” Lapidus has apprently been a plantiff’s attorney against WMATA several times in the past.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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  1. Also, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Metro pulls the old “sovereign immunity” card on this one and refuses to pay anything more than medical expenses and funeral costs. This attorney is smart to get in early. Much like the Red Line since this whole debacle, if you don’t squeeze your way onto the train as soon and as bullishly as possibly, you won’t be riding at all.