Using a train as part of your morning and evening commute or as a means of traveling across the country can be a cost-effective way to get from one place to another, all while taking in the views of the city and countryside. However, train rides are not always scenic and idyllic, and when trains become involved in accidents, dozens and even hundreds of people could become injured or even killed. If you were hurt in a train crash and want to talk about taking legal action with an experienced train accident lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to consult with one of our expert attorneys.
Train accident facts and statistics
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) publishes data each year on train accidents, including collisions and derailments. According to BTS data, total accidents were up in 2018 as compared with data from 2017, with more than 1,800 total train accidents taking place in 2018. However, the number of reported injuries in 2018 (193 total) was down compared with 2017’s data (315 total injuries reported). In total, eight people lost their lives in train accidents in 2018, an increase from the previous year’s total.
Train wrecks can be devastating
A ride on a train can quickly become mass devastation when the train is involved in an accident. Derailments and collisions can cause passengers to be flung from their seats and around the interior of the train, or could even cause them to be ejected from a window. This can lead to catastrophic injury or fatal injury, forever changing the lives of those who were injured and their families.
Injury victims can take legal action
Victims of train accidents have the right to pursue justice after being hurt. Often, victims and families find themselves under a great deal of financial strain after the accident, with medical bills and daily living expenses mounting and the victim unable to return to work. An attorney can help you sue the liable party so you and your family can get the cash compensation you are entitled to under civil law. This compensation can go a long way toward easing the financial burden that so many victims and families struggle with after injury.
Horsham train accident attorneys
If you need a train accident lawyer in Horsham, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can assist you with filing a claim in civil court. Our team of legal experts specializes in litigating train accident injury cases, and we want to help you get justice after suffering an injury. We are committed to helping our clients seek out the recovery of damages after being injured. Damages are given a dollar value and are calculated by taking several factors (loss of wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, extent and severity of injury) into consideration. The damages may then be paid out to victims in the form of cash compensation, and our attorneys will work hard to get you the maximum award possible for your case. Call or click today for your free case evaluation.