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What Are Common Injuries From Beaumont Train Accidents?
Beaumont train accidents can cause major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. A Beaumont train accident attorney will work to help you make a financial recovery for your injuries and losses. This may include pain and suffering, medical costs, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, and any other losses.
Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries
Train accidents occur in mainly two forms:
Accidents between trains often receive a lot of publicity. This is because there is always the risk of a large number of injuries or deaths. Passenger trains in Texas regularly transport hundreds of passengers at a time. Therefore, a crash between two of these trains can put many people in danger, in addition to those that are not on the train but in the area of a crash.
In collisions between trains, it can be hard to identify who is at fault or whether several mistakes caused the accident. For instance:
Texas Train Accidents Involving Cars
Trains in Texas can be involved in collisions with motor vehicles as well.
These generally happen at crossings where trains and cars both use the same part of a roadway. These crossings are controlled by signals and many have gates that lower to stop vehicles from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. But not all of the crossings are well controlled, and those that are occasionally have malfunctions.
When this occurs, it is possible for a vehicle to cross railroad tracks at the same time an approaching train will use the tracks, resulting in a collision between the train and vehicle. These crashes are very serious and usually lead to injuries or fatality to the occupants of the car. The passengers on a train can be hurt too, particularly if the train brakes hard to avoid the crash or derails after impact.
With dozens of players involved and hundreds of ways a train accident can happen, it is not unusual that these cases can be challenging.
Additionally, train employees have special protections under the law. The Federal Employees Liability Act, commonly known as FELA, can provide an avenue for an injured worker to recover for any kind of railway-related damages. These workers may have a claim under the law along with a claim against an at-fault individual so that several claims might actually exist.
Get In Touch with an Experienced Beaumont Train Accident Lawyer
Train accidents typically are severe and result in severe injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Also, those in cars that are struck by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and harm after an impact. Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a train or in a vehicle, if you have been involved in an accident with a train, you may be entitled to a financial recovery for your injuries.
A personal injury attorney can help you understand whether you have a claim and what damages you might be able to recuperate, including payment for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and also any other costs you were forced to incur. With the facts of each accident and each injury varying from one another, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney to receive advice specific to your situation.
Dunk Law Firm has represented several clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Beaumont train accident attorneys are here to assist you. Our law firm has been successful in settling a number of train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and make sure that the responsible party's insurance provider pays you adequate compensation for your injuries.
Our firm concentrates on the rights of injured victims and those victims are the only people we represent. We only take on personal injury cases and we focus all of our time on defending the rights of those that are injured by another. When you work with the lawyers at Dunk Law Firm, you get a devoted legal team that will work tirelessly to get you the recovery you are entitled to.