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Train Accident Attorneys

Were you involved in a train accident, and suffered injuries as a result? If so, you should seriously consider claiming compensation for your troubles. Due to their size and weight, trains carry a lot of momentum whilst moving. When an accident occurs the results can be incredibly severe, or even catastrophic.

Unfortunately, many train companies are not always ready to pay compensation. In cases such as these, it may be in your best interest to hire our professional train accident lawyers to fight on your behalf. We will dedicate ourselves to your case, using our knowledge and expertise to fight for an amount that you will be satisfied with.

Victims of Train Accidents

Victims of train accidents usually fall under the following 4 categories:

  • Employees who work on the railroad
  • The passengers and drivers of cars who came into contact with the train
  • Any pedestrians who were in the vicinity of the accident site
  • Train passengers

The type of victim category you fall under is going to dictate how our train accident attorneys will build a case for you. Additionally, the type of train accident you were involved in also plays a role in the case.

Railroad Crossing Accidents

If you were involved in a railroad crossing accident, it could have been a result of the following circumstances:

  • Crossing was obstructed by any number of times such as plants or objects left behind.
  • When a train was parked in very close proximity to the crossing.
  • Train might have not used the lights correctly whilst approaching the crossing.
  • The signals at the gates were not functioning correctly.

In any of the aforementioned scenarios, our lawyers will make a case to prove negligence on the railroad company. Once negligence is proved, then compensation can be claimed.

Derailment

A derailment is one of the more serious scenarios. The cause of derailments tends to be:

  • When the cargo limit is exceeded
  • When the cargo limit is exceeded
  • Tracks were not maintained properly
  • Equipment failure

In some cases the train company might refuse to pay compensation, because they are laying the blame elsewhere. This could be on environmental factors or train equipment manufacturers.

Regardless of what the case may be, our train accident lawyers have the experience to build a case that will stick and provide necessary compensation.

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