Riders hop aboard trains, trolleys, skyways and other forms of public transportation for easy access to their workplace, home, hotels, attractions, airports, and other venues. Often the routes are routine, carrying passengers without incident; unfortunately, an accident, collision or derailment can cause a daily commute or venture to an entertainment destination to turn tragic. If you have suffered injuries in a train crash caused by negligence or a mechanical defect, or if you have lost a loved one to a railway accident, schedule a free consultation with Burnetti, P.A. to discuss your legal rights.
Causes of Train Accidents
Train accidents may occur on commuter trains, passenger rail trains, trolleys, light rails, shuttles or other types of transportation systems, and may involve derailments or collisions with vehicles or other trains. Numerous factors and conditions may contribute to a train accident or collision, including:
- Excessive speed
- Faulty or defective parts or equipment
- Distracted drivers
- Track defects
- Mechanical problems with the train
- Defective or missing railroad crossing gates
- Human error
Damages That Are Recoverable in a Train Accident Cases
Regardless of the cause, train accidents are often devastating and result in catastrophic injuries or loss of life. Filing a train accident claim may be able to help compensate for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In the event of a wrongful death, the victim’s family may be able to pursue recovery for loss of income, medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering and loss of companionship.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Train Accident Lawyer
Burnetti, P.A. is committed to helping victims and families of those that have suffered injuries as the result of a train derailment, crash, collision or other train-related accident. A train crash attorney can help investigate the accident, gather the facts, and identify the negligent party, company or municipality. To discuss your potential train injury claim, fill out the free case evaluation form or call 1-888-BURNETTI.