The Washington and Maryland areas where the two D.C. commuter trains wrecked on Monday are well known to Rick Shapiro, our senior partner, whose practice has focused on train and railroad accidents for well over a decade. Rick graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park, not far from the scene of the disaster and close to the home town of one of the people who died in the wreck, Hyattsville, MD.
Rick and our law firm have regularly handled cases in the courts in Washington, D.C. His D.C. trial experience has particularly involved working on behalf of Amtrak employees hurt on the job.
John C., another of the lawyers at our firm focusing on train crashes, handled several of the cases on behalf of people injured in the 1996 MARC train derailment where the Maryland commuter line hit an Amtrak train in the Silver Spring area. John tried to jury verdict one of those cases on behalf of a passenger in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in the Greenbelt Division. We stand ready to meet with any of the victims of this current Metro train crash or their families. Please call us toll free at 1-800-752-0042 if we can help you or answer any questions.
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