In 2017 alone, there were over 10,000 train accidents in the United States, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. While train travel can be an extremely convenient way to get from place to place, it can also be dangerous if the train operators do not follow correct safety protocol. When you travel by train, you have the right to expect that the train is properly maintained and the conductor is alert, careful, and responsible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Reckless train conductors might speed, stop abruptly, or even operate the train while intoxicated. Irresponsible railroad managers can endanger their passengers by failing to repair broken train cars or address mechanical problems. In other cases, train accidents are caused by the failure to maintain safe railroad tracks or crossings.
This negligence can result in train crashes and derailments, as well as injuries sustained onboard a train or in a station. These injuries can include concussions, broken bones, and nerve damage. In the worst case scenarios, train accidents can even result in death.
If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a train accident, you do not have to suffer in silence. You may be entitled to a financial settlement to help cover the costs of medical bills, missed wages, and emotional damages.
The size of your financial settlement will depend on the extent of your injuries, but it will also depend on the skill and expertise of your lawyer. You need an attorney with the reputation and experience necessary to help you get the best possible outcome.
Our Proven Record of Success
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we have a proven record of helping clients who have suffered life-altering tragedies. In one case, a trucker who was helping a colleague was struck by a train and killed, leaving behind a wife and four children.
He was helping another trucker with a trailer and accidentally wandered onto a train track. A nearby conductor who was supervising the train’s movement passed the trucker but never warned him that a train was coming.
OPLN attorney Scott Parsons won a $6 million settlement for the client’s family to help compensate for medical costs and emotional damages. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a beloved husband and father, but it can be an important step in holding negligent people accountable.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss train accidents and potential negotiations. Our experienced team has a proven record of winning cases for our clients. We will listen to your story and help you explore your options, possibly including financial compensation.
It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.