Philadelphia Train Accident Attorney
Train accidents are extremely rare but can be fatal. In fact, we saw the deadly train accident in May 2015 when an Amtrak Northeast Regional train derailed and crashed, injuring 200 passengers and killing 8. If you should be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident while you’re riding on a train, you’ll want to contact a Philadelphia train accident attorney at Rosenbaum & Associates so that our we can help you collect the compensation you deserve for your injuries and any damage that occurred to your personal property.
The Severity of Train Accidents
Train accidents don’t have to be the kind where the train hops the tracks or falls off a trestle. Accidents in Philadelphia also include things like hitting a car stuck on the tracks or hitting a person who was walking along the tracks who didn’t hear the approaching train. When a train does have a catastrophic wreck such as jumping the tracks, damage and injuries are usually severe. In those rare cases, deaths can and frequently do occur. Since train wrecks are usually caused by impaired operators, faulty equipment or not following safety regulations, you need to have on of our specialized lawyers on your side who knows how to deal with the arsenal of attorneys that the train companies have working for them. There is a lot of information that can be used to build your case, such train logs, track maintenance records, and training documentation. Contact our office to make sure you get a fair settlement for any injuries, or deaths that may have happened to your family member in the accident.
Even if you feel OK immediately following the accident, don’t sign any statement or tell the train company’s insurance people that you were not injured. Frequently unseen injuries pop up a day or two after such an accident if they’re not apparent at first. That injury may continue to worsen until it becomes so bad that you cannot stand the pain and need medical treatment. If you sign away your right to sue before you’re sure that you were not injured, you will not be able to collect your medical fees. If you call a Philadelphia train accident attorney after such an incident, we can advise you on how to follow through on the case so that the train company’s insurance company doesn’t take advantage of you when you’re in a state of shock.
Contact a Philadelphia Train Accident Attorney
A train accident can really affect your life. It can prevent you from earning a living. You could incur thousands and thousands of dollars in medical costs and rehabilitation fees before you get back to some sort of normalcy in your life. If your possessions, like a i-phone or iPad were damaged or lost in the accident, you can get compensation for it. These are all reasons why you should contact us if you were involved in a train accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Our Philadelphia train accident attorneys know how to prosecute a lawsuit against a train company. We’ll tell you how strong your case is right up front. We don’t get paid until you do. You can reach Rosenbaum & Associates via our web form, or you can call us at 1-800-753-4257.