Train Accident Attorneys
Trust our law firm to help you after your accident
Train accidents often result in serious injuries or fatalities that can affect hundreds of people in an instant. That's because of the large size, weight and speed of many trains involved in serious accidents in Seattle and throughout Washington.
And it's not just train passengers on Amtrak, Sound Transit, Washington DOT passenger rails or other train lines who get hurt in such collisions. Sometimes, pedestrians or motorists sustain serious injuries or worst due to a train crashing directly into them.
Knowing what to do after a train accident can be overwhelming. That's why it's important that you talk to a Seattle train accident attorney as soon as possible. That's why we want to meet with you at NLE Law. Our attorneys can explain the legal options available to you.
Train accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of train accidents include:
- Train operator error
- Mechanical problem with train
- Poorly maintained train equipment
- Defective train equipment
- Defective train tracks
Worst of all, many train accidents can be avoided. That's because technology exists to automatically slow down or stop trains to prevent train accidents from happening. Such technological advancements include Positive Train Control (PTC) systems. The federal government has mandated the use of PTC on all train tracks nationwide by the end of 2018.
How we can help
Whatever the cause of your train accident, it's critical that you talk to us as soon as possible. It's possible you will receive a settlement offer soon after your accident from the government agency or private company that operates the train system involved in an accident.
Such settlement offers might seem fair at first. But in reality, most offers don't even come close to covering all the expenses associated with a train accident. That's because most offers only take into consideration short-term medical costs and not the entire financial impact of such a serious accident.
If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury, such as a brain injury, or wrongful death in a train accident, you need to think long-term. Expenses associated with a train accident can include:
- Emergency medical care
- Lost wages during initial recovery
- Ongoing future physical therapy
- Modifications to home due to a permanent disability
- Future medical care
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
We take all these expenses and many more into consideration when dealing with transit companies, insurance providers and anyone else responsible for compensating you or your family. And if they refuse to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court. Find out how we can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today.