Injured In A Train Collision? We Can Help.
We’ve helped thousands of injury victims recover from serious collisions.
Nothing can prepare you or your family for the injury or loss of a loved one due to a train collision or crash with a pedestrian or vehicle that is occupied. The decimation of life and limb is nothing short of a horrific nightmare.
In the days and weeks following such a tragedy, depression and fear can cripple the surviving loved ones. But you know you have to be brave and strong for those you have lost. And that means making good decisions about your financial future and wellbeing. Our law firm exists to support you in this dire time of need.
Railroad injuries and accident claims are very difficult cases to pursue against defendant railroad companies, their insurance carriers, and their employees and operators. Commuter rail operators like Brightline use a handful of go-to excuses for denying blame or delaying compensation claims, but the good news for you is that you found the law firm that knows how to get around these common tactics.
We have handled several high-profile railroad and train accident cases involving commercial freight trains and commuter rails, and we have successfully obtained millions of dollars’ worth of compensation for our clients because we have the experience, expertise, and tenacity to aggressively pursue these difficult claims.
The duty of railroad companies to keep their tracks clear
Railway and other transportation companies have a duty to provide safe travel for their passengers, as well as their employees. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. 878 people died in train accidents in the US in 2018. 270 of those were highway-railroad crossing collisions involving a train and another vehicle.
More than 2,500 train accidents occur each year in the US, according to the Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration.
Common causes of train accidents include:
- Conductor Error
- Railway Negligence
- Inspection or Maintenance Violations
- Loose Cargo
- Negligent Motor Vehicle Operator
- Stalled Vehicle Sitting on Tracks
- Mechanical Failure
- Distracted Pedestrian
- Emergency Braking
- Fault Crossing Lights or Dividers
- Track Obstructions
In the terrible situation when a loved one is lost as a result of a railroad company’s negligence; the survivors have the right seek compensation for this loss through a lawsuit. Our team helps many victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death.
We will thoroughly investigate your case and lay out every possible course of action for you to consider. At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., we understand your legal rights and are determined to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible, so you can recover from your loss and move forward as soon as possible.
Railroad and Train Accident Injury Case Types
There are many types of railroad accidents and each one may require a different investigative approach. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorneys dedicated to evaluating all aspects of a railroad accident from the physical evidence, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report, etc. Possible injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Injuries/death sustained in a train accident, including derailment
- Injuries/death that occur when passengers are boarding or leaving a train
- Injuries/death caused by hazardous cargo
Train and Railroad Injury Types
Passengers who survive railroad accidents may deal with serious, life-altering injuries. Injury types resulting from railway negligence may include, but are not limited to:
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Broken Neck
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Severe Burns
- Permanent Sensory Deprivation (Vision, Hearing, etc)
The West Palm Beach railroad accident attorneys at GOLDLAW will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine the most advantageous legal strategy to pursue to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Liability & Damage Recovery
It is the responsibility of any railroad company to provide a reasonably safe environment, so that they do not endanger passengers or employees. If that duty is ignored, people can be harmed due to the negligent conduct of the railroad. The railroad is then liable for bodily injuries or deaths that take place as a result of their negligence.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a railroad accident, GOLDLAW may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Railroad accident compensation may include:
- Hospital & Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Vehicle Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Cost of Future Care
- Property Damage
Never wait on an insurance agent to make you an offer. Insurance agents and adjusters work for the insurance company and are not concerned with what is best for their injured clients. It is critical that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced West Palm Beach railroad accident attorney. Call us at (561) 222-2222 today or click here to contact us.