There are nearly 60 miles of light rail track in Denver. It runs through several counties in the Metro area and, in 2018, saw a total ridership of 25,476,009. Looking at total ridership, the number of light rail accidents is exceptionally low – lower still when a serious or fatal injury is involved.
A Fox 31Problem Solvers investigation found, that in all of 2018, only one light rail crash would have been preventable; but even in this instance, criminal charges have not been filed despite negligence being cited as one of the causes of the accident that left one woman with a severed leg and three others with injuries. However, it is important to remember that criminal charges are not necessary for a civil personal injury suit to be filed.
Light rail accidents involving pedestrian are also extremely rare. Rarer still is RTD being held liable for damages when they occur. So far this year, RTD has been cleared of any wrongdoing in two separate fatal light rail accidents involving pedestrians at the Central Park Station. Although, it is possible that RTD is at fault more often than the agency suggests. The Denver Channel found that RTD often withholds information from the public, even after police investigations have closed.
What to do if You’ve Been Injured
If you’ve been injured while riding the light rail – in a collision, a motor vehicle accident, or as a pedestrian – it is essential that you move quickly to secure representation, enabling your attorney to get to work while evidence is still easily accessible. Taking swift action can help your light rail accident lawyer to get solid information for the building of your case and improve your chances of getting fair compensation.
Sean Leventhal and Jonathan Sar understand how difficult it can be to go up against RTD in a legal battle. We have the resources and tenacity required to uncover the evidence in these cases and to help victims of serious injury get the fair compensation they are due. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed, we encourage you to contact Leventhal Sar LLC and schedule a complimentary consultation where we can discuss your rights, your options, and the best path forward.
Victims of light rail accidents may be entitled to compensation for hospital expenses, wages lost during recovery and as a result of no longer being able to work in the same capacity, and related economic damages. Leventhal Sar can also fight for compensation for emotional and physical pain and suffering, helping you secure the compensation that is consistent with the severity of your injury and the impact it will have on your life – now and going forward.
We work on a contingency basis and do not charge interest for advanced costs. This means you don’t have to worry about your legal bills outpacing your recovery. We only get paid if you win. We only charge what is fair. We are here to secure money for you and your family, not to line our pockets at the expense of the injured.
If you have been injured in a light rail accident, call 720-667-3030 and schedule your complimentary case evaluation at Leventhal Sar LLC today. We welcome clients from all Metro Denver communities at our Cherry Creek area office.