RTD Train Accident Attorney

The RTD (Regional Transportation District) provides transport for multiple counties in the Denver Metropolitan Area. It operates 57 light rail stations, 16 commuter rail stations and 10 bus rapid transit stations. The daily ridership for RTD is at least 86,900 for rail and 209,100 for bus.

The Regional Transportation District started to offer bus services in 1969, and then added light rail service in 1994. They started to offer commuter rail in 2016.

If you sustain injuries in a RTD accident, you can pursue compensation for your damages via a personal injury lawsuit. However, RTD is a government agency, so the process of pursuing compensation is more complicated. You need the help of a skilled lawyer to fight for your rights. At Pottroff & Karlin, LLC, our train accident attorneys have the skills and expertise to help clients file claims successfully.

What Types of Damages Can Result from an RTD Accident?

An RTD accident can potentially lead to life-changing injuries and long-term damage. You might have to notify the proper authorities to ensure an accident report is finished fully. Even if you are not certain about the severity of your injuries, it is essential to seek medical treatment.

Failing to get medical treatment immediately can damage your personal injury claim. It’s crucial for you to maintain copies of your medical records, hospital bills and proof of any lost income. Additionally, you should have written repair estimates, and photos of the injuries and damages you suffered.

The following are some of the most common damages that may result from an RTD accident:

  •         Past and future medical expenses
  •         Lost income and employability
  •         Pain and suffering
  •         Emotional pain
  •         Loss of enjoyment in life
  •         Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  •         Damage to property
  •         Long-term disabilities

Filing a Personal Injury Claim against the RTD

Pursuing a personal injury claim against any agency in the government, like RTD, is different from suing an individual. Typically, government entities are immune from personal injury claims filed against them. However, claims may be permitted in certain conditions.

All you must do is to file a Notice of Claim with the appropriate government agency. That is to notify them about the injuries or damages you sustained and your request for compensation. The claim should be filed with the mayor’s office within 180 days of sustaining the injuries. Filing the claim past the expiration date may ruin your chances of winning a case.

Moreover, you must present supporting paperwork to prove your injuries were caused by RTD and the damages you sustained. If the claim is denied or no response comes, you can pursue the claim like you would against an individual.

Contact a Train Accident Attorney

If you’ve incurred damages in a RTD accident, you should consult a train accident attorney for your personal injury claim. Claims made against government bodies, like the City of Denver, are complex. To ensure your documents are filed on time and accurately, you should get a lawyer to represent you.

The lawyers from Pottroff & Karlin, LLC Law Firm are highly experienced and knowledgeable. We have successfully litigated many lawsuits against negligent railway system companies. Our highly trained lawyers will perform investigations to ascertain the at-fault party in your individual case. Call us today at 539-4656 or get in touch with us online, for a case evaluation.

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