A Train Accident Lawyer Can Determine Liability And Seek Compensation For Injuries
Mechanical failure, mismanagement, and human error can all lead to accidents on railroads, and a train accident lawyer at Vigil & Alford in Colorado Springs, CO, can help you collect damages for injuries. Our lawyers examine every part of your case when seeking full compensation on your behalf. If you have been injured in a train accident or another motor vehicle accident, enlist the specialized services of an experienced train accident lawyer in Colorado Springs, CO, by calling the legal team of Jimmy Vigil and Kim Alford Everette today.
An Overview of Train Accidents
In 2017 alone, there were just over 30 train accidents. While that figure may seem small in comparison to auto and motorcycle accidents, the damage done in a train accident can be far greater than a hit-and-run or minor collision. Train accidents can happen for a number of reasons, but the most common causes are:
- Mechanical error: The tracks trains run on are operated by a sophisticated switching system. When that system fails to operate properly, tracks do not switch, and trains collide. Rail joints and other pieces of the puzzle can also cause an accident, leading to derailment and catastrophic injury.
- Human error: While there are electronic and computer systems in use for train operation, the majority of the operational functions still lies with humans. When a mistake is made by a driver or signaler, accidents are all but a foregone conclusion. The rate of human error is so high that it accounts for the overwhelming percentage of train accidents in recent years.
When a train accident occurs, the list of potential defendants is long. The driver, ownership company, a parts manufacturer, or even a vehicle playing “chicken” with a train can be the cause of a train wreck. This list of possible parties gives an injured person a lot to think about when determining whom to hold responsible. A train accident lawyer at Vigil & Alford can make that determination and make a claim for compensation properly.
Train accidents are unique and often cause catastrophic injuries. We fight for full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Types of Train Accident Injuries
The types of injuries sustained in a train accident can resemble the types of injuries suffered in a car wreck, but can also be much more significant. A train is much heavier than a passenger vehicle and often do no have seatbelts; as a result, when a victim is thrown about or ejected from a train car, injuries can be severe. The most minor injuries may be cuts and bruises, but victims who have been ejected from a train may have fatal injuries. Other types of injuries include broken limbs, fractures, damage to internal organs, head trauma, and burns.
How a Lawyer Can Help
It is critical to call an attorney if you have been injured in a train accident. Attorneys review the facts of the case and make determinations as to liability, whether that be the company owning the train, the owner of the track, the driver of the train, a passenger car driver, or even one of the manufacturers of the train itself. Any one of these parties could be liable for an accident, and the first step in making a claim is knowing who to charge with the accident. Qualified attorneys also know what pieces of evidence tell the story the best and how to present those pieces of evidence on your behalf. Given the severity of the injuries possible and the cost required to fully recover, the best approach to seeking compensation from a train accident is to partner with a knowledgeable attorney.
Contact Us for More Information
If you have been in a train accident, allow us to help you demand full and fair compensation for all of your injuries and the costs associated with recovering from them. We offer personalized attention and aggressively pursue every remedy available to you. To schedule an initial office consultation, contact us online, or call our office at (719) 632-4333.
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