Trains and the railroad system are an important part of daily life in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania. Not only do cargo trains bring and ship the goods that keep our economy moving, but also the passenger train or ‘The T’, keeps people moving to and from their jobs.
The rail system generally is an efficient mode of travel, but unfortunately accidents can occur and people can be injured or killed from negligent transit workers or faulty rail company oversight.
be it as a passenger or rail worker, or if you have been injured in a collision with a train, you should speak to a Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible.
There are limits as to when you can file a lawsuit against a municipal or government agency and you do not want to miss the deadline for filing a claim. In addition, the quicker you talk to an accident attorney about your injuries, the better the chance your attorney will have of collecting evidence and building a strong and winnable case.
As an injured person, you or your family has the right to file a claim against the railroad company to seek compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages and pain and suffering. If your family member was killed, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim, seeking compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of future earnings by the loved one, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
The personal injury attorneys at Stewart, Murray and Associates Law Group will do everything possible to get you the money you deserve and recover what you are owed for your injuries. We can help minimize your stress by aggressively fighting the insurance company or responsible party.
We are here to answer your questions and we offer free case evaluations and do not charge a fee unless we win your case.
Contact us if you or your loved one has suffered injuries due to any of the following train or railroad incidents:
When a train or railroad accident occurs, several different entities could be held responsible, depending on the type of accident. The Railroad Safety Appliance Act requires that all train operators and railroad employees follow certain regulations in order to protect the safety of their passengers. Their equipment must be in good working order to meet regulations. In addition, all rail equipment must also be in good working order.
When equipment is to blame for an accident, complications arise in proving who was responsible for the equipment and whether the train operator or railroad company could have prevented the accident. The insurance companies for the people and entities involved may try to blame each other rather than accept responsibility and pay for damages.
Having aggressive and compassionate attorneys who understand the legal system and have a thorough knowledge of how insurance companies operate is crucial to winning a personal injury or workers’ compensation case.
We will thoroughly investigate your case and hold those responsible accountable for your injuries. We have a team of lawyers, investigators, and field experts who work together to build a strong case for our clients.
Contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation today. We understand how serious damage from a railroad accident can be and we will aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.
In addition to train accidents, we also help injured people involved in:
Call 412-765-3345 for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are available by phone, email or in-person.
SMA Law Group attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.