Recovering Compensation After a Delaware Subway Accident

Generally, people regard subways as a safe and efficient means of getting from place to place. However, sometimes, subway operators or maintenance crews are negligent. When people are negligent, accidents happen, plain and simple. This is why if you are someone who was injured in a subway accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages you have incurred. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process:

How do subway accidents happen?

Subway accidents can be caused by several different factors, including, though certainly not limited to:

  • Sudden stops
  • Turnstyle injuries
  • Operator negligence
  • People being dragged under the trail
  • Electrical injuries due to malfunctions
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Derailments
  • Doors closing too soon
  • Collisions
  • Robberies and other criminal activity due to inadequate subway security
  • Broken escalators
  • Poor lighting

How are people injured in subway accidents?

Subway accidents are responsible for spawning various grizzly injuries, including, though not limited to:

  • Back injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Burns or dismemberment
  • Lacerations
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Wrongful death

How can an attorney help me recover financial compensation?

To recover financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, so you must ensure you hire an efficient, competent lawyer with years of experience helping clients receive the compensation they need to get back on their feet. To prove your personal injury claim, an attorney will use various types of evidence, including security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more.

Once you file your claim, you must be extremely wary about what you post on social media. The insurance companies may be monitoring your accounts, and if you post something that contradicts your claim in any way, they may use it against you to deny you the compensation you need. For example, if you say you broke a leg in an accident, do not post pictures of you using your legs in any way, shape or form. In fact, it is generally a good rule of thumb to avoid posting altogether until your claim is resolved.

Contact our experienced Delaware firm

We understand how terrifying an auto accident and its aftermath can be. If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.

MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation. We are here to help.