June ’09 Metro Crash Potentially Caused By Mixing Equipment Brands | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner

The Washington Post reports that Metro’s “decision to mix different brands of signaling equipment — despite a warning from one of the manufacturers — could have caused the June crash that killed nine people, a senior engineer with the company,” Alstom, “said Wednesday at a federal safety hearing.” Information released by the NTSB “has pointed to possibly faulty and aging equipment in the failure of the automated crash-avoidance system. But the information on the signaling system attempts to shift blame to Metro’s maintenance, testing and installation procedures.”

As you may know from reading my prior blogs, my firm represents victims of this tragic and avoidable crash.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington 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 serious truck and car collisions. He has successfully litigated numerous 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 repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.

Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated.  To read it, please click here.

Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions.  If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com or call him at 202-822-1899.