There are plenty of transportation options in and around Dallas, and that includes an abundance of subway lines as well as multiple train options. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a rail operator or agency cause accidents to occur. When this happens, The mass transit accident attorneys at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC are ready to help. We will investigate what happened in order to secure compensation for any victims involved.
Dallas residents and visitors have plenty of options when it comes to transportation. Some of those options consist of our light rail system as well as various train systems that operate throughout this area.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail (also called the DART Light Rail), is operated by our public transportation system. The system currently comprises approximately 93 miles across four separate lines – the Red Line, the Blue Line, the Green Line, and the Orange Line. DART has the longest light rail system in the United States, and there are currently 163 vehicles operating on these lines. There are approximately 100,000 weekly riders who take advantage of this light rail system and plans are currently in place to expand this system over 150 miles.
There are also several train options for long-distance travel around Dallas and the greater Texas area. Most notably, this includes Amtrak travel, and riders regularly board and disembark from an Amtrak train at the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station.
Subway and railroad operators and agencies should take care to perform their jobs properly. All operators should be well trained because light rail and train system accidents can be devastating. These are heavy and often fact-moving vehicles. If an accident occurs, various groups of people could be seriously injured. This include:
Injuries caused by light rail or train accidents are often severe. It is not uncommon for victims of these accidents to sustain catastrophic injuries that affect their ability to live a normal life.
In many cases, subway and railroad accidents occur because operators are distracted or impaired. Other incidents are caused by a failure to regularly inspect and maintain each light rail or train vehicle.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a subway or railroad accident caused by the negligence of another person, seek legal assistance immediately. The team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC is ready to investigate what happened in order to secure the following on your behalf: