Several rail lines and train companies operate in Florida. If you are injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. A South Florida train accident lawyer will be an invaluable ally in that effort. There is an average of 3,000 train accidents each year in the United States. In nearly one in three of those accidents there is a fatality.
Causes of Train Accidents
Train accidents can occur for any of a number of reasons, including a distracted conductor or a fatigued conductor or staff member. Faulty equipment or poor signage, among other things, may also be factors. The number one factor that causes train accidents is negligence (that is, carelessness). If the conductor has had to work an exceedingly long shift or is improperly trained, the result could be disaster and a catastrophic outcome. (A train, of course, is an extremely large and heavy piece of sophisticated, fast machinery.)
Motor vehicles can get stuck on the tracks due to rough, poorly maintained crossings. Problems with gates, signs, or lights at rural crossings can lead to crashes and injuries. There are even injuries that are commonplace trainyards. Workers get pinned under cars that are being moved (and it can take hours to move one car that has tipped over). People can be crushed and mangled, leading to permanent disfigurement and disability. The cause could be lack of training, poor workplace safety, a mechanical failure, or even sabotage.
Why You Will Need a South Florida Train Accident Lawyer
Regardless of the circumstances, being injured in an accident that could have been prevented but for the negligence of the train company or conductor can lead to injuries and losses that can change your entire life. While you try to recover and heal from your injuries, you must deal with medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and other losses. Your family’s entire financial future could be endangered, all because of an accident someone else caused.
With injuries as serious as those a train-related accident can cause, you could be out of work for weeks or months, or even permanently. In addition to extensive medical care and a long healing time, you may also need reconstructive surgeries and assistive devices. Long-term physical therapy or other rehabilitation services just to retain the use and proper function of parts of your body injured by negligent train operators may also be necessary.
You shouldn’t, and don’t need to, go through this alone. You will need a South Florida train accident lawyer to help you get the compensation to which you’re entitled and to advise you every step or the way.
Why You Should Contact LJ Law Group
At LJ Law Group, we have the professional experience needed to pursue your claims and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. Our experienced South Florida train accident lawyers will be powerful allies in your fight to recover fair compensation. We will be your advocate during stressful settlement talks, and if necessary we will aggressively represent you in court if your case advances to litigation. Reach out today.