Woman wins lawsuit against train company for wetting herselfBy Mason White 12:50 PM January 29, 2016
|Toilet on train|
By: Wayne Morin
A woman in Germany, sued the city after she wet herself during a train ride.
The woman who took a trip between Koblenz and Trier, described the ride as two hours of torture.
The woman said that she urgently she needed to use the bathroom, but the one on the train was out of order.
She was unable to relieve herself and she suffered in painful silence for two hours until the train arrived at the train station in Trier, her lawyer said.
When the train finally arrived, the woman ran out to use the bathroom in the station, but unfortunately, she did not make it in time.
The woman was left humiliated and uncomfortable from her experience.
She sued the railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) for €400 ($437). The court in Trier, sided with the woman and ordered DB to pay the woman €200 ($218).
The judge ruled that the railway company had failed in its double duty as it did not provide passengers with a working toilet and it did not give passengers a viable alternative.
However, DB said it will appeal the case saying: “Our opinion is that passengers don’t have a legal right to have one,” the railway company’s attorney said.