When you think of a train or rail in our area, you likely think of the streetcars downtown of a cargo train delivering good to the area. However, you probably never expect that you will need a Kansas City train accident lawyer. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in a train or rail incident caused by someone else’s negligence, please seek legal assistance.
The team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to step in and help you secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.
We know that trains have the potential to cause serious injuries but we never really think about it. However, for the latest reporting year, we know there were approximately 12,000 total train incidents. These incidents caused almost 9,000 injuries and 800 fatalities.
If we look a little closer at the injuries that people in this state sustained due to train incidents during the latest reporting year, we can see that many of them revolve around those who work on trains. There were also many passenger injuries and injuries to those struck by trains while in their vehicles.
Injuries from train incidents can be severe. It is not uncommon for us to see the following due to an incident involving a train:
These injuries can occur due to collisions, derailments, or sudden and unexpected movements on a train. Victims of train or rail injuries often face major expenses. This can include medical bills and the cost of any necessary rehabilitation. It can also include other hidden injury expenses, things like lost income if a victim cannot work while they are recovering as well as emotional and psychological damage.
It is vital that train companies and operators regularly inspect and maintain both the train cars as well as the tracks to prevent incidents from occurring. Those who operate trains should never be impaired by alcohol or drugs or while distracted by their phones or other devices.
We know that this is not a situation you ever expected to be in, but if you or a loved one have been injured in a train or rail incident, seek legal assistance now. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are ready to step in and help you get through this. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is going to investigate what happened and be in contact with all parties involved. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need now, including: