Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts train accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving collisions between trains and motor vehicles, pedestrians and derailments.
Trains were the vehicle of the future when they were introduced in the nineteenth century. Trains existed before cars and offered Americans the ability to easily travel between two sides of the country. While trains have become safer over the years, they can still lead to severe and extensive injuries. Trains have shifted from hauling passengers cross-country to hauling chemicals and other products. The chemicals trains now haul are often combustible and can result in severe accidents and resulting damage that can lead to injuries to not only train passengers, but also citizens in nearby towns.
Train accidents may seem few and far between, but are more common than the average person may think. In 2012, there were nearly 1,000 fatalities which were the result of train accidents. Trains now play a vital role in the oil and gas industry and are instrumental in transporting crude from city to city. Certain types of oil and crude oil have lower combustible points, meaning that the chemical is easy to ignite if there is any type of collision, leading to massive side effects and injuries in nearby towns in the case of train derailment.
Trains have been involved in accidents since they were implemented as a mode of transportation. While trains are no longer an important source of cross-country transportation, they are still used as passenger commuting for those people who wish to relive the good ole days of train society.
Trains can also lead to injuries in the case of small towns which do not have accurate warning signs for trains. These are often the site of accidents involving cars parked over train tracks or people who cross train tracks without the proper precautionary alerts that a train is just seconds away.
If you are a victim of a train accident, you more than likely have severe injuries caused by the train. Unfortunately, many of the victims of train accidents do not survive, or are beset by traumatic injuries that can affect their ability to have a normal life. As the victim of a train accident, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you were involved in a train accident, you understand the horror that occurs directly before the train hits an object. Trains are large motor vehicles which we place our trust in to navigate us to different cities and ensure that are products are safety transported to different cities. We do not expect trains to involve us in severe accidents. Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts train accident lawyer is well experienced in handling train accident cases and understand just how devastating these injuries can be to a victim of a train accident. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.