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Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits: Man is Crushed by BART Train

Catastrophic injury lawsuits can help victims seek justice for their injuries

Catastrophic injury lawsuits can help victims obtain compensation for large hospital bills, missed compensation, and lasting complications.

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Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits: Man Seeks to Improve Safety Standards for BART Trains

According to the East Bay Times, Michael Seymore was hit by a BART train on October 29, 2018 at a San Francisco BART train station.  Seymore fell onto the unguarded track while waiting for his train.  As he tried to get out, a train came speeding into the station and did not stop to avoid the crash.  The train crashed into Seymore and he was pinned under the train for hours until finally being freed.  Seymore endured catastrophic injuries, causing his leg to be amputated. He may even lose the other leg as well.  He ended up needing seventeen surgeries which amounted to millions in hospital bills. 

The lawsuit alleges that more safety measures are needed to prevent similar accidents from happening.  There are new technologies that have been used in other countries for years, which work to prevent such accidents; however, BART has yet to implement such technology.  Seymore’s lawyer said that although his client’s story is horrible, it is not unique.  People being struck and injured by trains is far too common. This lawsuit hopes to encourage the company to improve their safety standards and prevent future tragedies.

How We Can Help

No one plans to need a catastrophic injury attorney, but if such a situation does arise, we are here to help.  Our catastrophic injury attorneys have over twenty years of experience helping victims get the justice they deserve.  A catastrophic injury can hinder your ability to work and live, and we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.  Seeking legal assistance can also help introduce new safety standards which can work to prevent future injuries.

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury, contact us at 703-291-6650 for a free consultation.

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