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Richmond Train Accident Lawyer

Trains are an exciting way to move across the state and discover new, exotic destinations. They also provide an efficient way to transport cargo. Trains are generally thought to be safer than other forms of transportation. However, when trains are involved in an accident, it often results in some of the most serious injuries. Trains travel at very high speeds, and they take much longer to slow down and stop than other vehicles. Trains are also immensely heavy, so when they are involved in a crash, catastrophic injuries typically result. Many victims do not survive these accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured during a train crash, you can hold negligent parties liable for paying damages. A Richmond train accident lawyer can help ensure you receive the fair settlement you deserve.

Common Causes of Train Accidents in Richmond

Any act of negligence can result in a train accident. The most common of these include:

  • Negligence of the railway or conductor
  • Defective mechanical equipment
  • Objects and debris on the tracks
  • Inspection and maintenance violations

It is important to determine the cause of a train accident, as this can help determine which party is liable. Your Richmond train accident attorney can help file a claim against the appropriate parties.

Who Can be Held Liable for a Train Accident?

Some of the liable parties most commonly named in train accident cases are as follows:

  • Owners and operators of trains
  • Manufacturers of trains and their parts
  • Maintenance and inspection companies
  • Drivers of other vehicles

A train accident attorney in Richmond will not only identify the liable parties, but also help you prove the liable party owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, and that the breach caused the accident.

Common Injuries After a Train Accident

Due to the very nature of trains, the injuries a person sustains in an accident are some of the worst. The most common injuries that result from these crashes include:

  • Multiple broken bones
  • Broken ribs
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head and facial injuries
  • Blunt trauma injuries
  • Wrongful death

Train accident injuries are not always a result of the initial crash. Passengers that are thrown from trains may sustain additional injuries such as road rash. Road rash is a series of deep cuts and scrapes that are caused by a person’s skin being dragged across the ground. It is also an injury that can suffer a number of complications, such as infections. A person may also become crushed by parts of the train, or by other vehicles when they are thrown in their path.

Our Experienced California Train Accident Lawyer Can Help with Your Case

If you or a loved one has been injured in a train crash, a train accident lawyer in Richmond can assist with your case. At Brod Law Firm, our skilled attorney will identify the liable party, collect the necessary evidence to prove your claim, and help you secure the fair settlement you deserve. Call us at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.

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