Train accidents remain common throughout the U.S. In addition to derailments and spills, there are impact accidents involving automobiles and pedestrians. Sometimes, the train company is at fault. Also, not all train accidents don’t happen on the rails.
Take, for example, an incident that occurred in a Washington, D.C. subway recently. The victim suffered a head injury after being struck by a metal pole that was being used to close an area of a Washington Metro Transit Authority subway station. The pole became dislodged and struck him as he was walking by. The traumatic brain injury was so extensive that the victim is unable to return to work for the foreseeable future. He has sued the transit authority in a $50 million negligence lawsuit for failing to “properly inspect and maintain” the subway station and for failure to “properly train and supervise its agents.”
Railroad Negligence Can Lead To Lawsuits
Train companies have a responsibility to provide safe passage on their trains but they also have a responsibility to build and maintain safe stations and crossings. This is not just a responsibility, it’s a legal requirement. Train companies are bound to comply with state and federal laws to meet a certain standard of care – on and off the actual rail lines. Failure to do so is negligence and sets the stage for train accident and personal injury lawsuits to occur.
If a Sunrail accident were to occur, the first thing you’d need to establish in order to bring forth an Orlando personal injury lawsuit is if the company’s negligence resulted in the accident. Negligence can occur in many ways. It may be due to poor or non-existent training, faulty equipment, or lax safety measures. If your personal injury attorney can prove that the train company’s action or inaction led to your injury, the company can be held liable for the injuries and you may receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Do You Have An Orlando Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a train accident, contact an Orlando traumatic brain injury attorney at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP. We will investigate the situation to determine if the train company was negligent and if that negligence led to your injuries. Then we will fight for your right to compensation for those injuries.
Contact us at 888-726-6735 or online to arrange a free consultation to discuss your situation.