Pedestrian Injuries from Train Accidents
Train cars are known for their size, weight, and speed. While these characteristics are most often note-worthy pluses of the large transportation vehicles, when it comes to accidents the same list of descriptors will often be used as an account of notable detriments. For passengers, workers, and vehicles alike the damages that can result from a train accident are almost always catastrophic, and this is usually because of how much bigger, stronger, and faster trains are compared to their transportation counterparts.
Perhaps the most at-risk group of persons involved in train car collisions is that of pedestrians. This is primarily because individuals stand little chance of survival against a train car going full speed down the tracks. There have been many instances of train / pedestrian accidents that have resulted from a lack of proper railroad maintenance and supervision. It is a common assumption that the pedestrians who were hit and killed or injured by a train were purposeful acts of suicide. However, this is not always the case. In fact, many such incidents are purely the result of an accident.
Attorney for Train / Pedestrian Accidents
Railroad crossings are the site of many train accidents, particularly those involving pedestrians. In many cases, this is the result of a
conductor's failure to blow the train whistle in alert of its arrival. In other cases it could be due to a station's failure to properly employ professionals to maintain the order and safety of railroads. Whatever the reason, it is safe to say that most
railway accidents result in serious physical injury, if not
wrongful death. Even the derailment of a train car could quickly result in injury or death to nearby pedestrians. It is not safe to assume that
railroad accidents or train collisions will physically damage only
passengers, employees, and train station workers. Many times, passing persons are harmed during collisions as well.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP each train accident attorney at our firm is familiar with the overwhelming feelings of stress, despair, fear, and more that can haunt the victims of train collisions.
Train accident claims should be filed on behalf of those who were personally injured in any type of collision or
public hazard that caused personal injury to those involved – even if it was a pedestrian who was in no way affiliated with the train (as a passenger, employee, etc.). Therefore, we are here to offer support, guidance, and legal assistance to the personally injured; and we won't rest until we are confident that you have received the medical, financial, and legal attention that are rightfully due to you after any type of train car accident.