Whether you are a regular train rider or not, there is no denying they play a valuable part in and around the city. Many people do not think about how many passengers rely on the RTA or even Amtrak to get from place to place, not to mention the cargo trains that cross the area.
At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we know that train crashes can leave victims devastated and wondering what to do. We will help you if you or a loved one have been injured in a train incident. Our goal will be to secure the compensation you need for all injury-related expenses. When you need a Cleveland train accident attorney, call us today.
This area is no stranger to trains, though many people do not think much of them. However, consider any train crash you have seen on the news. Derailments and collisions can be devastating.
Trains are massively large and each car can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. Even RTA rail cars are heavy and can inflict major damage and injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in the aftermath of a train crash:
These injuries can lead to major medical costs for the victims as well as many hidden accident costs that many people do not consider (lost income of a victim cannot work, medical equipment, rehabilitation, emotional or psychological damage).
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there were nearly 12,000 total train incidents across the US during the latest reporting year. As a result of these incidents, there were:
Train crashes can become mass-casualty incidents, especially if the train is carrying hazardous materials.
It is vital the train companies and agencies ensure that the trains and the tracks are regularly inspected and maintained. State and federal guidelines must be followed. Vehicle or track failure can lead to derailments that can cause injuries to passengers and to anyone around the crash site.
Train operators have a major responsibility. They must never be impaired by drugs or alcohol and must never be distracted by their phones or other devices while operating.
We know that you expect safety when you get on a train or public transportation rail line. Unfortunately, there are times when the negligence of the operator or agency causes accidents. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses. This can include:
Our team will investigate all aspects of the train’s operation to get to the bottom of what happened. If you need a Cleveland train accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.