Train Accident Lawyer Philadelphia

Railroad crashes kill hundreds of victims each year and injure thousands of others. Railroads have a duty to make their trains and crossings safe including operating the trains in a manner safe for their riders, and providing gates, lights and other warnings to motorists and pedestrians. Railroad companies are also responsible for their pedestrian crossings, steps, platforms, bridges and stations. In addition, FELA ( Federal Employers Liability Act ) claims can be raised by injured employees of railroads.

Complicated legal agreements between multiple railroad companies, municipalities and private companies almost always exist and may limit who is responsible for the accident.
Train accidents often result in injuries that are severe and life altering and/or cause death or multiple deaths. Victims and their families are entitled to compensation when this occurs.

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Compensation

Damages that a train accident victim and the victim’s family are entitled to recover may include: hospital and medical expenses; past and future lost earnings; past and future permanent physical disability, such as a limp, scars, loss of a limb; emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety; grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one; loss of love and companionship caused by the death of a loved one; damage or destruction of property; physical pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life.

To protect your legal rights following catastrophic injury or death due to a train accident, it is wise to consult a personal injury law firm with experience in train accident lawsuits as soon as possible. Within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, and witnesses may become hard to find.

Complexity of Train Accident Cases

Train accident lawsuits can be difficult to litigate. There are often contributing causes to the accident, multiple defendants and multiple insurance companies involved. Also, railroad companies and their insurance companies have strong teams of aggressive defense lawyers experienced at minimizing claims. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced train accident attorney on your side.

Experience and Expertise

Before deciding to represent injured people, Edith Pearce spent over ten years working as an attorney for an insurance company and defense firm. She knows all the “tricks of the trade” from the other side of the fence and knows how to navigate through the complexities of train accident lawsuits to get you full and fair compensation for your injuries, losses and suffering.

The Compensation You Deserve

If you have been injured in a train accident, our experienced Philadelphia train accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident and work diligently to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Call us today for a FREE ACCIDENT CONSULTATION, or send us an instant e-mail.

We are dedicated to protecting your rights and obtaining full and fair compensation for you.

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If you have been injured in a train accident, call us today for a FREE ACCIDENT CONSULTATION, or send us an instant e-mail