Train Accidents

Train Accident Attorney

Train accidents can be most unfortunate. When a train impacts a vehicle the results can be devastating. The average weight of a locomotive is 220 tons and a car 2 tons. There simply is no comparison. If you have been in a train accident, you should call me, a Lynchburg Train Accident Attorney, a for free consultation (434) 660-9701.

Trains move approximately 500 million people per year in the united states. Over the last several decades train fatalities have been on a steady decline statistically. However, there are still several hundred train related deaths in the United States annually. Quite often, if there is an accident with a train it is substantial because of the forces involved.

The first kind of train in the United States dates back to 1764 in New York. Today, trains have helped usher in the a fully developed and robust American economy. Without trains, we would have a weaker America. With that however, comes a cost. In any mass transit medium their are hazards. Trains, are what is known as a common carrier and have a higher standard of liability. In 2023, 11 people lost their lives as a result of a train accident and 122 were injured. 

Train Accident Attorney

Experienced Injury Lawyer

Train accidents resulting in injured passengers on a train or injured persons in another vehicle often have a claim for insurance compensation. Each accident requires its own independent case review. As a general matter, when I am retained for case, I do a diligent inquiry into the facts of the accident. Most of the time It is a good idea to take photos of the scene of an accident, the property damage and your injuries. It is also recommended that you call a lawyer after an accident and contact the local authorities. Furthermore, I highly recommend that you do not post anything about your case on the internet.

Several times I have taken the train from Lynchburg, VA north to Washington, D.C. or New York. This is a pleasant trip and I enjoy the train because its easy to work on the computer, have a bit to eat or just look out the window while traveling. 

Common Causes of Train Accidents

Train accidents can occur for a number of reasons, a few of the reasons a train accident can occur are:

The foregoing is not an all inclusive list.

Lynchburg Train Accident Lawyer

As a dedicated accident lawyer, I have reviewed, negotiated, secured and settled numerous injury cases for clients. When I retain a client and begin to review their case, I carefully comb all of the medical records that the doctors have written. This usually forms the basis of the injury report I use to negotiate with insurance companies. However, I have had substantial compensation cases for clients that were not able to see the doctor for one reason or another. Sometimes, the injuries could be minimal but, because of the punitive nature of the tort we are able to secure added compensation.

You will most likely want a lawyer to review your case if you have been in any injury accident because, most of the time you only get one bite of the apple. In other words, when it is time to settle an injury case with an insurance company, they will most likely only settle a case one time. After you settle quite often, unless there is fraud, they will not allow a second settlement.

Free Consultations from a Train Accident Attorney (434) 660-9701

If you have been in an accident, you should call me for a free consultation. I am a car accident lawyer and I also practice law in several other areas. Train accidents are one of my specialties. Most of the time when a client calls me I am able to come to them and meet them wherever is convenient for them.

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