Train Accidents and Injuries

Oct 01, 2021

Though very rare, train accidents can occur, resulting in injuries. Trains are very safe; however, several things may cause a train accident. Regardless of how the accident happened, those injured in a train accident have legal options available and can seek compensation. A Manhattan personal injury attorney can help those injured in a train accident and help them receive the money needed to pay for medical bills and more.

Common Types of Train Accidents

In most cases, riding the train is very safe; however, some unexpected situations can lead to a train accident.

Common types of train accidents include:

  • Vehicle drivers try to beat the train
  • Accidental derailment
  • Faulty brakes
  • Engineer inattentiveness or other situation
  • Collisions with other trains
  • Malfunctioning warning lights, sounds, or gates
  • Broken handrails

Types of Injuries in Train Accidents

Those involved in train accidents can experience various injuries, depending on the accident’s severity and where they were located on or off the train. Injuries may include broken bones, abrasions, cuts, head trauma, amputation of a limb, or death.

Who Is Responsible for My Injuries?

The person responsible for your injuries depends significantly upon who or what caused the accident. For example, if someone tries to outrun a train and causes an accident with passenger injuries, that driver may be liable. On the other hand, if there is a human error by a conductor or engineer, that person, and the train company could be responsible for passenger injuries.

What Type of Compensation Can I Get?

If you have been involved in a train accident, contact a Manhattan train accident attorney to discuss the compensation owed to you. Compensation may include payment for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other accident-related compensation.

How Your Attorney Can Help

Your Manhattan accident attorney can help you gather evidence for your claim, file paperwork with the courts, speak with insurance companies, and appear in court for you. An attorney has your best interests and will do everything possible to get you the compensation you deserve.

Call to Schedule a Consultation Today

Call the Levitsky Law Firm today to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney. Together, you will create the best case possible against the parties liable for your train accident injuries.