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Los Angeles may be known for its sprawling highways and commuter culture, but the Metro Rail system still sees significant daily use. With approximately 344,000 riders each day, accidents, although rare, can result in severe injuries. If you have been injured in an LA Metro accident, understanding your rights and the steps to take is crucial. Fielding Law is here to offer compassionate and expert assistance.

Common LA Metro Accident Injuries

When LA Metro accidents do occur, they often lead to serious injuries. The force of impact can throw passengers against the walls of the train or onto the ground. Common injuries include:

Brain Injuries: Concussions and traumatic brain injuries can occur, sometimes with symptoms appearing days or weeks later.

Spinal Cord Injuries: These injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis.

Amputations: Severe accidents can lead to the loss of limbs.

Burns: Fires or electrical issues can cause significant burn injuries.

Internal Injuries: Internal bleeding and organ damage are serious risks.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The trauma of an accident can lead to long-term psychological issues.

Legal Liability of L.A. Metro for Injuries

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is responsible for the safety of its passengers. If an injury occurs due to negligence by a Metro employee, such as a driver or mechanic, LACMTA can be held liable under California law. Here is what you need to know about legal liability:


LACMTA can be held liable if an employee’s negligence caused the dangerous condition leading to the accident.

Dangerous Conditions

If the property was in a dangerous condition and LACMTA knew or should have known about it, they can be held responsible.

Employee Actions

LACMTA is vicariously liable for the negligent actions of its employees if those actions occurred within the scope of their employment.

Filing a Claim Against a Government Entity

Filing a claim against a government entity like LACMTA involves specific steps:

Government Tort Claim

You must file a formal claim within six months of the incident. The six-month period starts from the date of the accident. This is crucial due to the statute of limitations for filing claims against government entities.

Correct Filing

Ensure you file with the correct agency to avoid dismissal of your claim.

Consult an Attorney

Due to the complexities and short deadlines, consulting with a personal injury lawyer promptly is crucial.

Why Hire Fielding Law?

Navigating a personal injury claim against a government entity can be challenging. Fielding Law has the expertise and dedication to handle these complex cases. Our team works quickly to file claims and ensure all procedures are followed correctly, helping you secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 833.88.SHARK for a free consultation and let us help you through this difficult time.

LA Metro accidents can result in life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an LA Metro accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. Fielding Law is here to provide the support and representation you need to recover and move forward.

Note: Information provided is for educational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal concerns.