Trains are actually safe when you look at the overall statistics. However, when a train incident does occur, the damages and injuries that result can be devastating. If you find that you need a train accident attorney, we are ready to help.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand that this type of personal injury case is unique, but we have handled them before. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve for all of your incident-related expenses.
What Can Happen In A Train Incident?
We know that the last think on your mind is that you will get injured in a train incident, but there are plenty of trains and rails in the state of New Jersey. They provide valuable services for our economy, working to get both passengers and cargo from place to place.
One thing we know is that funding for train and train track safety has not been at appropriate levels for years. It is almost as if the government and train operators are hoping for the best, but that does not help you if you are injured.
- For the latest reporting year in this country, we know that there were 12,000 total train incidents. Out of these, there were nearly 9,000 injuries and over 800 fatalities.
Trains are large vehicles and can cause major injuries when an incident occurs. In the worst cases, a derailment can cause injuries to passengers as well as third parties around the train. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries after a train crash:
- Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Why Do These Incidents Occur?
In many cases, we find that train and rail incidents happen because the agency or owners fail to perform regular inspections or maintenance on the train cars or the train tracks.
We also place much of the blame on state and federal lawmakers and regulatory bodies for failing to address train safety issues. Without proper oversight and funding, train incidents will continue to increase in the US.
Looking Towards The Future
There is no way you could have predicted that you or a loved one would be injured in a train or rail incident. However, you can take control of the situation now. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on securing the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against:
- The train company/agency
- The train driver
- Regulatory agencies