According to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) data published in Newsweek concerning train accidents, on average, in the United States, a train hits a vehicle or person every three minutes. For people who are unfortunate enough to experience the horrors of a railroad or train accident, there’s no preparation for it. As such, victims and their families are usually left in completely uncharted territory and in desperate need of guidance as they attempt to pick up the pieces of their broken lives.
The health and safety of those involved is what is most important in the immediate aftermath of a train or railroad accident. Calling 911 and doing whatever you are able to do to get yourself and anyone else that needs it to safety and medical attention should be the first thing you do. Following that, and only if you were medically cleared to do so, it would be a good idea to:
Due to the fact that so many people and so much property can be involved in a train or railroad accident, those who may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit include a wide array of individuals:
Even if you are unsure about pursuing legal action following a train or railroad accident, you need to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. There is no time to waste in the aftermath of the incident, because every second that goes by, evidence valuable to your case could be lost. In addition, the train company and its insurer are sure to have an experienced team of litigators already at work building a case in an attempt to defend their negligent conductor. However, with a train accident lawyer by their side, victims are able to ensure their rights will be protected and they will receive fair treatment within our justice system, including:
Personal injury attorney Josh Glotzer of Glotzer & Leib, LLP understands the urgency necessary in handling a case involving a train or railroad accident. Victims and families must act quickly, because evidence necessary to prove the other side’s negligence can be lost or destroyed in the blink of an eye. Attorney Glotzer’s case results show that he sees cases through and dedicates himself s to obtaining justice for his clients including fighting for fair compensation for their injuries and getting the closure his clients need to move on after suffering a traumatic injury.
To learn more about railroad and train accident cases or to set up a free consultation with our personal injury lawyer, call Glotzer & Leib, LLP directly or fill out our online contact form.