You either love them or you hate them, but trains are a vital part of our economy. Whether we are talking about passenger and cargo trains or subways in larger cities, one thing most people do not think about is getting injured on a train ride. However, if you need a train accident attorney, we are here to help.
You can count on having a qualified and experienced team by your side at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. Not only will we get to the bottom of what happened, but we want to secure compensation for all of your injury-related expenses.
We Have Trains
Most people do not think of trains unless they get stuck at tracks or are regular riders. However, they are all around us. In this area of the state, we have both passenger and cargo trains that get people and goods to and from their destinations. In the larger cities, you will find light rails and subway trains ready to get you from place to place.
But what happens if a crash occurs? Who could get injured?
In a train crash, both the passengers on board as well as anyone around a train can be seriously hurt. Trains are large vehicles and can cause major injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries to both passengers and third parties after a train crash:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
During the latest reporting year in the country, there were approximately 12,000 total train incidents causing almost 9,000 injuries and 800 fatalities. These numbers do not include public transportation light rail incidents.
Most train crashes could be prevented if rail companies and agencies performed proper inspections and maintenance. However, we know that train safety has not been a top priority when it comes to government funding. This has led to low inspection rates and a failure to upgrade outdated safety systems.
Conditions On A Train
When you use a train or a light rail, you have the right to be safe. If the inside of a train is poorly maintained or is in any way unsafe and you get injured, you may be eligible for compensation through a premises liability claim.
What We Want To Do Now
If you or a loved one have been injured in a train crash that was caused by the negligence of a train driver or a train company, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will get to work as soon as we take your case. Our team will investigate the crash and move to secure compensation for the following:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
- Train driver
- Train company or agency
- Regulatory agencies