We probably all have a different relationship with trains. Some of you have probably never set foot on a train. Others may be regular train riders. Regardless of whether or not you ride a train, you can be impacted due to a train crash.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are here for you if you need a Columbus train accident lawyer. We will investigate the incident and work to secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses.

What Can Happen?

You may not realize it, but trains still play an integral role in our economic lives. Not only do they carry passengers to and from their destinations, but they deliver an incredible amount of goods from place to place throughout the state.

Unfortunately, there has been some major train crashes documented over the last few years and talks about improving rail safety have often stalled out in Congress.

  • For the latest reporting year in the US, there were 12,000 total train incidents. Out of these, there were nearly 9,000 injuries and over 800 fatalities.

Who can be injured in a train crash?

People on a train or those anywhere around a train crash can be injured in a major incident. Because trains are such large vehicles and weigh so much, the injuries to victims are often severe. It is not uncommon for us to see the following in the aftermath of a train crash:

  • Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

The cost of treating these injuries can be tremendous for victims and their families.

(If a train is carrying hazardous materials, the potential impact of a crash could be catastrophic.)

Who Is To Blame?

In many cases, train incidents happen due to poor track maintenance. Depending on the location of the track and who is using them, there are different track inspection requirements. Each individual train car also needs to be regularly inspected and maintained.

Train operators should always follow all federal and state regulations. They should never be impaired by alcohol or distracted by an electronic device while they are operating a train.

What We Can Do For You

If you or someone you love has been injured in a train crash that was caused by a train operator, train company, or other agency, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we know that these cases can become complex, but we will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the negligent party

Let us get to work today investigating what happened. When you need a Columbus train accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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