After a train accident, injured parties and their families often have many questions and very few answers. Identifying the cause of a train accident can be challenging, especially when responsible parties deny liability and fail to cooperate with injury victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you need a personal injury attorney with experience handling train accident claims.
The San Diego personal injury attorneys at CaseyGerry represent clients in personal injury cases, including train accidents. They know how to efficiently investigate and evaluate train accidents to determine causation and liability. When our law firm represents you, we will take care of all legal matters while you and your family focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
It is critical to find the cause of the accident and contributing factors to determine train accident liability. There may be multiple factors that led to the accident and more than one responsible party in some cases. See below for common causes and factors in train accidents.
If you lost a loved one in a train accident, you and other family members might have a wrongful death claim for compensation. Recoverable losses under wrongful death claims include loss of financial support and benefits, funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and the value of the decedent’s household services.
If your loved one survived long enough to suffer losses after a fatal train accident, the personal representative may file a survival action on behalf of the estate. Survival actions are intended to recover compensation for the decedent’s losses, such as lost income and medical expenses. Sometimes punitive damages are awarded in survival actions.
Attorneys at CaseyGerry understand the complexities involved in train accident cases, and they know how to navigate the investigation, settlement negotiation, and litigation process. They will advocate for a full and fair recovery for you and your family, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and property damage. Contact us today to get started.