I am a train accident lawyer and represent clients for train accidents. 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 for a 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.
Train accidents resulting from injured passengers on a train or injured persons in another vehicle that have come into impact with a train most likely have a claim for compensation. Each accident requires it 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 contacting the local authorities. Furthermore, I highly recommend that you do not post anything about your case on the internet.
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.
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.
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 on 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 their is fraud, they will not allow a second settlement.
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.