The Metro-North Railroad train traveling through Bridgeport, Connecticut derailed and was struck by a train traveling on an adjacent track. The accident has left at least 70 people injured, including five critically.
The injured passengers will require compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. To receive compensation, the injured will be required to meet certain time strict deadlines. If the strict deadlines are not met, the injured may not be able to recover compensation from the MTA – adding insult to injury.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefits corporation responsible for public transportation in 12 counties in southeastern New York, and 2 in Connecticut (pursuant to a contract with the Connecticut Department of Transportation). Any claims against the MTA arising out of this collision could be subject to stringent notice requirements (including a 90-day deadline) and a 1-year statute of limitations.
Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have experience in handling train accident cases. Our attorneys are ready to discuss your legal rights and options. Call us at 860-667-0839.