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Wrongful Death Lawsuit D.C. Train Accident Still Unresolved

June 28, 2011

June 22 marked the two year anniversary of the most fatal public rail system accident in 33 years. The accident occurred in Washington near the Fort Totten station when one commuter train rear-ended another during rush hour. Investigators determined that the cause of the crash was a malfunctioning electronic circuit. The train operator and eight passengers died. In addition, over 70 people went to local hospitals to be treated for injuries that ranged from minor sprains, cuts and bruises to life-threatening injuries.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had previously recommended that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration (WMATA) change these cars because the ability to make it through a train accident was not certain, but cost concerns prevented the WMATA from doing so. Could this devastating train accident have been avoided if the WMATA did not ignore the NTSB’s warnings? Were other warning signs ignored as well?

Lawsuits filed by victims and their families have been consolidated into one case. Although some progress has been made, the pending lawsuits may not be resolved until 2012. In addition to providing compensation to the victims, a wrongful death lawsuit can express the importance of following up on safety warnings before tragedies occur.

It has already been a long road in seeking justice for the victims and their families. As the litigation process continues, many victims may be experiencing difficulty paying the mortgage, rent, car payment, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other important bills. What can they do until a settlement is reached?
One possible solution is lawsuit funding. A lawsuit cash advance will help pay the bills, relieve financial obligations, and provide the ability to wait for a fair and equitable settlement. Applying for pre-settlement funding is quick and easy; the process can be completed within 24- 48 hours. A lawsuit cash advance may be the strategic move to retain financial security while waiting for case resolution.

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