Curtis v. Metrolink
$500,000 Settlement for Woman Who Fell On Train
Lenore Curtis, an elderly lady, was riding the Metrolink train for the
first time. She noticed that as the Metrolink would pull into the station,
it would only stop for a very short period of time. This small window
was too short for her to wait for the train to stop to begin departing
before it would start moving again.
Copying the more experienced passengers, she stood to begin preparing to
leave as the train pulled into her station. Unfortunately, as the train
bumped to a stop, she fell, breaking her hip. Her injuries ultimately
required a partial hip replacement.
Biren Law Group developed evidence that the train was unsafe because it
did not provide any stanchions or handholds for people standing in preparation
for departing to hold on to and stabilize themselves . Although Metrolink
vehemently denied that its train was unsafe, it paid Mrs. Curtis a substantial
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