Due to their massive weight, when trains are involved in accidents, the results can be devastating. Trains can weigh anywhere from 3,000 to 18,000 tons, meaning that their impact causes extreme damages and injuries. If you or someone you know was injured in a train accident, you should contact a lawyer immediately. A train accident attorney can help you hold negligent parties accountable to lessen the financial burden you are likely facing.
Joseph T. Welsh, Attorney at Law provides top-notch legal counsel when you're faced with a traumatic incident like this. Joe tirelessly advocates for each of his clients and fights to bring them justice. Call us today to get started.
Although trains are their own method of transportation and rarely leave their tracks, accidents are more common than one would think. Approximately 1,000 people die each year from train accidents.
Train accidents can happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Train-on-train collisions
- Train and car collisions
- Railroad crossing accidents
- Railroad tracks slip and fall
Unfortunately, the sheer size of trains often leads to debilitating injuries that can result in lifelong care. Our bodies and cars are no match for the force of a train, and people can pay for it with their life.
Other common injuries that train accidents cause include:
- Broken ribs
- Fractured neck
- Torn ligaments
- Traumatic brain injury
- Blunt trauma injuries
Whoever caused your train accident is likely to put up a fight. Filing a claim and finding negligent parties liable can be an arduous and overwhelming process. A reputable train accident lawyer can give you advice, explain the legal process, and fight the offenders on your behalf.
Contact our office today at (620) 510-5030 for your free case evaluation.