Injured In a Train Accident?

There are about 3,000 train accidents that result in about 1,000 injuries or deaths each year. Because of the size and weight of the locomotive, even minor accidents can cause catastrophic damages.

Railway accidents are inherently dangerous. These events have the potential to affect a large group of people. Learn about the common types of train accidents and how to determine who’s at fault.

Common Types of Train Accidents

Rail cars may not seem fast, but the sheer size of the vehicle can cause serious impacts and damage. The injuries from any related collision could be as serious as broken limbs, violent concussions, or severe brain trauma. Some of the accidents trains have been involved include:

  • Derailments
  • Train on Train Collisions
  • Train on Car Collisions
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents

In many collisions there are multiple and sometimes even hundreds of victims. The results of such an incident could severely alter your standard of living. If you are in any train-accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately.

Who is Responsible?

 The government is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the railways. They are obligated to provide a safe means of transport for you. When the government fails to uphold that obligation it represents gross negligence. Examples of gross negligence includes:

  • Defective Signals or Gates
  • Train fails to sound horn
  • Train fails to use lights
  • Objects protruding from the train

These are all examples of serious carelessness. If your injuries were a direct result of government negligence, the railway company may be responsible for your injuries.

A driver can also be responsible for your injuries. Heavy trucks and vehicles collisions have been known to seriously hurt passengers inside a train, as well as pedestrians.

Whatever the cause of your injuries, you need to consider enlisting the help of an experienced and knowledgeable accident attorneys. You don’t need to sit on the sidelines and wait to get the help you need.

We at Bergener Mirejovsky, have years of experience in getting our clients the help they need to recover after an accident. We know the frustration you may feel in pursuing an injury claim. Let our team of lawyers help you receive the results you deserve. Call us at 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation, available around the clock.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.