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Trolley Conductor Discovered Texting While Driving

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 1-Dec-2010

A Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority conductor, a 24-year-old transgender man with 22 months on the job, was texting his girlfriend when his trolley rear-ended another trolley, reports say.

The accident caused 49 injuries. All were taken to the hospital and none were considered life-threatening, reports say. But passengers were rendered bloody and shaken after the collision occurred. The trolley had enough kinetic energy to jolt the second trolley, which was parked at a red light, about 100 feet forward. Both trolleys derailed and each had significant damage, reports say.

The operator of the trolley that hit the second trolley suffered a broken wrist and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, reports say.  Although 49 were hospitalized, another 75 walked away on their own, some with injuries; others without. Response from emergency crews was reported at about 120 people.

Negligence in the name of public service requires some form of retribution from those responsible. If you or someone you love has been injured in a public transit accident, the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, has extensive experience in accident compensation and litigation. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C. at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM

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After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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