- Train operators and owners.
- Railway operators and owners.
- Station operators and owners.
- Vehicle operators and owners.
Who Is Responsible For Train Accidents?
You can sue anyone that acted unreasonably and caused you injuries. In the context of train accidents, this can be several different people or entities including some of the following.
- First , you could sue the train operator for failing to safely transport you to your destination, failing to protect you from other passengers, or failing to abide by state and federal regulations (if that breach caused you injuries).
- Second , you could sue the owner and operator of the train tracks for failing to maintain the railroad in a proper condition or failing to meet state and federal guidelines (if that breach caused you injuries).
- Third , you could sue the owner and operator of the crossing or station at which you were injured for negligently maintaining it or not fulfilling all regulatory requirements.
- Fourth , you could sue the driver/owner/operator of the other vehicle that initiated an accident with the train you were riding on if that collision caused you injuries.
- Fifth , you can sue another passenger if he or she injured as you rode the train.
This list just highlights the most likely defendants you will face in train accident litigation. There might be others responsible for your injuries and you can surely pursue an action against them as well. All of these might be individuals, private companies, or public entities. The important things to keep track of are 1) was someone acting negligently? 2) were you injured? 3) did the negligence cause your injuries?
What Can I Get From Someone That Caused A Train Accident?
Of course, the whole point of a lawsuit is damages. You want to know what you can get from a train accident lawsuit. Money is really the only kind of recovery that is available through civil litigation for personal injuries. However, it is awarded for different reasons. Here are some of the most common reasons why train accident victims get compensation in court:
- They have enormous medical bills due to emergency room visits, doctor consultations, ambulance trips, medications, and related expenses.
- They lose money because they are too injured to work.
- They suffer disabilities and disfigurements.
- They endure long-term pain and suffering due to the incident.
- They die and their loved ones have expenses and other losses.
Wondering Who Is Liable For Your Train Accident Injuries?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represents victims of various kinds of incidents. Train accidents are some of the most complicated ones. It can be tough to determine who is responsible for your injuries. However, our firm specializes in identifying at-fault parties and making sure that they pay for their actions. Call our offices now to start the process of getting the recovery that you deserve.
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