Railroad Accident FAQs
Information from Our Phoenix Train Accident Attorneys
Across the United States, there is at least one railroad collision or derailment every 50 minutes; that’s over 11,000 railroad related accidents each year. With our country’s vastly complex network of trains and tracks, injury and fatalities are devastatingly common. If you or someone you love is injured in a train accident in Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri, contact our train accident attorneys for advice on your rights as an accident victim. We know you’re stressed and anxious, and we want to help you restore your quality of life as fully as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions: Train Accidents
I was in a train accident; what do I do now?
First, obtain medical care. If at all possible, take pictures or witness statements at the scene of the train accident. Also, contact attorneys with experience in prosecuting mass transit accident cases. Having a team of experts on your side is vital to ensuring that your rights are protected, as the railroad company will undoubtedly have its own investigators and insurance agents immediately on-site to protect their interests.
The train accident attorneys at Cullan and Cullan are passionate about defending the rights of train accident victims. We have extensive experience in accident reconstruction and can protect evidence that can be crucial to your case. If evidence is lost or tampered with, however, you may be unable to obtain compensation for your medical care and other needs.
What kinds of claims can be filed after a train accident?
The kind of claim you can file following a train accident depends on the type and extent of the accident. A personal injury claim against either the train operator and/or crew may be appropriate if careless or negligent operation is to blame for the accident. Additionally, the train company may be held liable if inadequate safety equipment or protective measures caused the accident. Victims may also bring a product liability claim against the manufacturer, distributor, or designer of any defective or malfunctioning train or railway part that is responsible for the accident.
After our Phoenix train accident attorneys review your case, they can advise you of the types of claims you may be eligible to file.
What can I recover?
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a train accident, you might be able to file a claim to recover compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other damages. Because this type of accident often leads to catastrophic personal injury that may require ongoing medical care, it is important to obtain adequate compensation that will help you restore your quality of life. Also, if your loved one is killed in a train accident, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.
To find out more about your rights as a victim of a train accident, and to speak with one of our many expert attorneys, contact Cullan and Cullan right away. The legal team at our firm is ready to support you with nearly two decades of experience working for the rights of victims in Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri. Our train accident attorneys can help you and your family members obtain the compensation you need to restore your health, security, and quality of life.