Train accidents occur more often than you think. They are responsible for approximately 1,000 deaths in the United States each year. When a derailment or collision to another automobile occurs, trains can cause damage to property and injury to people. Railroad companies, as well as commuter rail lines, do not guarantee their passengers’ safety, but they are required to carry out high precautions to prevent any harm inflicted on their passengers.
Most train accidents tend to be more severe than automobile accidents due to the size and speed of the train.
IF YOU PLAN TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM, DO IT FAST.
Because transportation via train or commuter rail lines are public forms of transportation, they have a deadline for claims to be filed.
First and foremost, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- If an ambulance arrives to the scene of the train accident, take full advantage of the care provided.
- If medical attention was not needed at the time of the accident but the injury has worsened over time, notify your healthcare provider to get a thorough examination.
- Make sure to give detailed information about how your injuries have limited your well-being since the accident.
You will need representation.
- Contact an experienced attorney.
- The railroad will use their group of lawyers to fight against your claim. Therefore, you should have your own lawyer to represent you.
- Do not delay when seeking an attorney. The railroad’s attorneys start their cases immediately after an accident has occurred.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to protect your rights and best interests in order to obtain the maximum compensation for your injury. If you have any questions or concerns regarding an injury caused by a train accident, contact The Cochran Firm today.