When you think of a train or railroad in our area, you likely think of the streetcars downtown of a cargo train delivering goods to the area. However, you probably never expected that you would need a Kansas City train accident lawyer due to personal injuries sustains in a railroad accident. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in a train or railroad incident caused by someone else’s negligence, please seek legal assistance from a law firm that can handle train accident cases.
Injury lawyers at the Kansas City, Missouri law firm of Peddicord & Townsend LLC are ready to step in and help you secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses. Our injury lawyers can offer a free consultation to review your individual case and provide legal advice on how to proceed with your train accident claim.
We know that trains have the potential to cause serious injuries from derailments, train accidents at railroad crossings or from railroad companies not maintaining the trains, tracks or other equipment, but we never really think about it. However, for the latest reporting year, we know there were approximately 1850 accidents involving trains.
If we look closer at the train accident cases and the serious injuries that people in train accidents sustained, we can see that many of them revolve around railroad workers. There were also many accident victims who were passengers that sustained serious injuries, such as injuries from car accidents where there was a train collision while the motorist was in their vehicle at railroad crossings.
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, train derailments, or sudden and unexpected movements on a train. Injury victims of train accidents or railroad injuries often face major medical expenses and require long-term medical treatment. These serious personal injuries will cause medical bills to pile up from the initial medical treatment as well as the cost of any necessary rehabilitation. It can also include other hidden personal injury expenses such as lost income if a victim cannot work while they are recovering as well as emotional and psychological damage to the accident victim and their loved ones.
It is vital that train companies and operators regularly inspect and maintain both the train cars as well as the tracks to prevent train accidents and railroad accidents from occurring. Railroad companies must comply with the Federal Railroad Administration. Those who operate trains should never be impaired by alcohol or drugs or while distracted by their phones or other devices, and are oftentimes blamed for the accident in a FELA case.
Accident victims deserve fair compensation for the serious injuries sustained from a train accident due to the negligence of someone else, regardless of who that someone else may be. Our personal injury law firm can offer a free initial consultation to review your injury claim and provide legal advice on how to move forward, as well as help with dealing with the insurance companies and other entities involved in injury claims.
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:
The choice of a lawyer and finding a law firm with experienced attorneys who value a strong attorney-client relationship is an important decision. Our personal injury law firm will fight for the fair compensation you deserve and can offer legal advice on how to proceed with your train accident case.