Nearly 3,000 persons per year are involved in train accidents. Railroad accidents come in all forms, a collision with a train can be catastrophic. Common train or trailroad accidents occur at crossings involving trucks, cars or pedestrians. Often times, railroad crossings are not equipped with crossing gates and lights.
If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a railroad accident, you may have a liability claim for compensation from the party responsible for the accident. To find out if you do, you will need to consult with a Southern Minnesota personal injury lawyer who is dedicated and thorough so that every single aspect of your case is evaluated.
Holding Railroad Companies Accountable
When railroad company negligence leads to an accident, it is important to hold them accountable for a number of reasons. The first is to ensure the victims have their medical bills and other expenses taken care of. The second is to make sure the company repairs the issue that caused the accident so that no one else has to go through the pain and suffering caused by such an accident.
Railroad accidents are very different from other types of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Railroad companies tend to have their own adjusters and investigators on the scene before the emergency crews and the police ever arrive. The reason is because they try to control and even tamper with evidence as they give authorities their own version of what happened. A detailed investigation of the accident usually requires an investigation of what occurred before the accident, as well as an evaluation of the railroad’s policies and maintenance records.
Effects Of Railroad Accidents
The result of a railroad accident is staggering medical bills and a very long road to recovery, if recovery is even possible. There is also the lost wages from being unable to work or the family losing their primary wage earner. There is a lot of money lost along with the physical and mental pain and suffering. While money can’t do anything for the physical and mental aspects, your Mankato personal injury lawyer will work with you so you do not have to worry about the monetary damage that has been done.
Contact A Mankato Personal Injury Attorney
Railroad accidents can be devastating, as they can result in severe injury or even death. Sometimes these accidents are due to the negligence of someone else, such as the railroad company for poor rail maintenance or a defective vehicle that stalled or died on the railroad track. Whatever the reason for the accident, it is important to hold any and all negligent parties accountable. To learn whether or not you have a case, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, Chtd. at 507-625-2525 for a free consultation.