Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner.
Another bizarre incident involving DC's WMATA transportation system
has occurred, this time with the bus system instead of their seemingly-plagued
subway system. According to the
Washington Post, a Metro bus was hijacked in downtown Washington today by a “violent
and resistant” suspect. Although details are scarce at this time,
the suspect appeared to have a weapon and the driver was slightly injured.
He and the passengers escaped through a back door of the bus. Most shockingly
about the whole incident was that the hijacked bus then jumped two curbs
and ran over and killed a pedestrian.
As I have posted many times in the past, Metro's lack of attention
to safety has created a never-ending nightmare for commuters. This latest
incident may be another case of lax safety standards leading to another
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial
Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan
Washington, D.C. The association recently named him "Trial Lawyer
of the Year".
Super Lawyers recently named him among the "Top Ten" lawyers in the Metro
Area (out of more than 80,000 attorneys). He has been rated by
Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 100″ lawyers
in the entire metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as "one
of Washington's best-most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes
in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises
liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims.
He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies,
the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile
owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever
in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged
as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by
Best Lawyers (2014 edition) and has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" by
Super Lawyer magazine (2014) - national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.