Train Accident Lawyers In Maryland Handle Injury & Wrongful Death Claims

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Thousands of people travel by rail every day. When these routine commutes result in personal injuries or death, victims and surviving family members are often left with questions such as:

  • Can you sue a train company?
  • When should you contact a lawyer after a train injury?
  • What is the value of a train accident lawsuit?

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Contact our auto accident law firm today to get the answers to the above and any other legal questions you may have. You deserve justice; let us help you leverage the civil justice system to get you and your loved ones the compensation you need and deserve after a train accident.

Train accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. From the cost of medical bills to loss of wages, train accidents can have far-reaching consequences. The physical and emotional consequences associated with train accidents can seriously compromise a victim's ability to work, enjoy recreational activities, or care for family members.

Filing A Train Accident Lawsuit

Although many people do not realize it when an incident occurs while on a train, it is often possible to collect monetary damages from the train's company; however, time is of the essence in these situations as, in order to preserve your rights against a railroad company, you must take action immediately after an injury or even after the death of a loved one. It is essential to consult with an experienced injury and wrongful death attorney who has expertise in train accident claims.

The dedicated lawyers from the Blank Kim Injury Law law office will stand by your side and help you collect the compensation you deserve through a personal injury claim against the responsible party.

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Types of Train Accidents

Train accidents are generally broken down into two categories: collisions and derailment.

  • Train Collisions: Collisions are when trains crash into each other or perhaps into another vehicle, such as a car or truck that becomes stuck on the tracks.
  • Derailment: Train derailments occur when the train gets off its track for some reason. This can be caused by any number of things ranging from human error to mechanical breakdowns.

Causes Of Train Accidents

Train accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. This can include malfunctioning equipment, physical errors caused by the operator, or criminal acts like vandalism.

Mechanical Breakdowns

Accidents are most common during dynamic events like when trains are starting up or coming into a station. These events usually involve multiple moving parts that need to work together to keep the train running smoothly. Any one of these components can malfunction due to both human and mechanical errors, which can cause a disastrous result.

Design Deficiencies

Over the years, trains have evolved into more complicated machines with a greater number of moving parts. As a result, it's easier for design flaws to go unnoticed and lead to dangerous conditions.

Training Issues

Train operators should be well trained to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, there are many instances where train operators make mistakes that cause accidents. For example, an operator may forget that he has skipped or double-backed to get back onto the tracks after traveling on the wrong side of the rails. These types of incidents may occur regularly and can lead directly to train accidents.

Conductor Negligence

Although train crashes are typically the result of mechanical failure, conductors can also cause or contribute to accidents due to mistakes they make while performing their duties. Fatigue is also a very real danger when dealing with moving trains that weigh thousands of tons. Railroad companies must enact policies that will ensure all crew members receive adequate rest time and standard safety measures during their shifts.

Chemical Spills

If a spill occurs on the tracks, it can spread across the railbed and cause a dangerous situation for trains that come through afterward.

Lack of Track & Train Maintenance

Worn-out parts can lead to a train accident, and it's the train's operator's responsibility to ensure that these components are in good working order. A train operator may fail to perform needed maintenance due to negligence on their part or a lack of funding by the company that owns the railroad.

Types Of Compensation In A Train Accident Lawsuit

Some of the damages considered in train accident injury lawsuits include:

  1. Medical expenses that cover the cost of any treatment and rehabilitation required as a result of your injuries;
  2. The loss of wages that you would have earned if you had not been injured;
  3. Pain and suffering, which includes emotional trauma as well as physical discomfort. A judge or jury may award pain and suffering damages in addition to your medical costs, lost wages, and other financial losses;
  4. Lost future earnings; and
  5. Other economic damages recoverable under the law.

It is essential to understand that state laws differ on how much compensation victims can collect for past and future economic losses, such as those caused by permanent disability. In some states, the maximum recovery is capped at a certain amount. To get a better idea of the value of your train accident injury claim, contact our team today for a free consultation.

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