Do you use the train regularly? Whether you do or not, you may not realize just how much our economy depends on these vehicles. However, you may find that you need an Akron train accident attorney if you are injured in a train incident.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to help you through this. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a train operator or company, let us investigate the incident and work to secure the compensation you deserve.

Train Crashes Do Happen

We know that you do not hear about train crashes often, but when you do, they are usually major incidents. In some cases, there are even total derailments. Other times, a train collides with other objects on the tracks.

However a train incident occurs, it can cause major injuries. Consider the sheer weight and size of trains. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a train crash:

  • Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

Each of these injuries will bring tremendous expenses to a victim and their families. This includes medical expenses as well as other hidden costs of major injuries (rehabilitation, medical equipment, emotional and psychological care, etc.).

Who can get injures due to a train crash?

In a train crash, anyone on board is at risk of sustaining an injury as is anyone around the train at the time of a crash. That could be pedestrians or those in vehicles. If a train is carrying hazardous materials, then large areas could be exposed to danger.

How do these incidents happen?

In some cases, train crashes are the result of negligent operator actions. This can include an operator being improperly trained, riding at high rates of speed, operating while impaired by alcohol, or being distracted by an electronic device.

We also know that train company and regulatory agencies can make mistakes. All trains and tracks need to be regularly inspected and maintained in order to ensure effective and safe operations.

The Federal Railroad Administration tells us that there were around 12,000 total train incidents across the US during the latest reporting year. These incidents caused thousands of injuries.

Moving On From This Crash

We know that you may not know where to turn if you or a loved one have been injured in a train incident. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, you can count on us to be by your side. If the negligence of a train operator or agency has caused your injuries, we will work diligently to secure the compensation you need. This can include coverage for the following:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need an Akron train accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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