What Are Common Injuries from Austin Train Accidents?
Austin train accidents can cause major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. An Austin train accident lawyer will work to help you make a financial recovery for your injuries and losses. This may include pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, as well as any other losses.
Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries
Train accidents happen in mainly two forms:
Accidents between trains usually 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 routinely transport hundreds of passengers at a time. Therefore, a collision between two of these trains can put many people in danger, not to mention those who are not on the train but in the area of a collision.
In crashes between trains, it can be hard to determine who is at fault or whether multiple mistakes caused the accident. For example:
Texas Train Accidents Involving Cars
Trains in Texas can be involved in accidents with automobiles also.
These normally occur at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a road. These crossings are regulated by signals and several have gates that lower to stop vehicles from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. However not all of the crossings are well controlled, and those that are sometimes have malfunctions.
When this occurs, it is possible for a vehicle to cross railroad tracks at the same time an oncoming train will use the tracks, resulting in a crash between the train and car. These collisions are very serious and generally lead to injuries or death to the passengers of the vehicle. The passengers on a train can be injured 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 occur, it is not unusual that these claims can be difficult.
Additionally, train employees have special protections under the law. The Federal Employees Liability Act, commonly referred to as FELA, can provide an avenue for an injured worker to recover for any kind of railway-related damages. These workers might have a claim under the law as well as a claim against an at-fault individual so that multiple claims might actually exist.
Get In Touch with an Experienced Austin Train Crash Attorney
Train accidents typically are serious and cause severe injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Also, those in cars that are hit 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 may be able to recuperate, including payment for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other expenses you were forced to incur. With the facts of each accident and each injury differing from one another, it is a good idea to speak with a lawyer to receive advice specific to your case.
Dunk Law Firm has represented several clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Austin train accident attorneys are here to help you. Our law firm has been successful in settling several train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and be sure that the responsible party's insurance provider pays you adequate compensation for your injuries.
Our practice concentrates on the legal rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals we represent. We only handle personal injury claims and we focus all of our time on fighting for the rights of those who are hurt at the hands of another. When you consult with the lawyers at Dunk Law Firm, you will have a devoted legal team who will work relentlessly to get you the compensation you are entitled to.