Train accidents are often the most serious on the road and usually end in death or serious injury. This is because of the sheer power and speed of the train – in most instances, a train is no match to an oncoming car, bicycle or pedestrian. There are nearly 2,500 train accidents in the US each year, many of which result in fatalities. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a train accident due to someone else’s negligence, then contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC to discuss how we can help you overcome this tragedy and move on emotionally and financially.
Train Accident Occurrences
There are a number of reasons why a train accident can occur. The driver of a vehicle may not see the train coming due to improper crossing. A child may be playing on the tracks and get stuck. A pedestrian may be walking in the dark and be unaware of a train ahead of them. The train may have a mechanical defect. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your train accident, we can help.
Train Accident Trauma
The impact of a train can cause serious injuries including death. Some of the injuries caused by train accidents include:
- Burns, due to engine explosions
- Permanent disability and paralysis
- Broken bones, fractured skull and other traumatic head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Ear and eye injuries due to the sudden impact
- Back, shoulder and neck pain
An injury can lead to many problems
In addition to the physical injuries, you may also be facing a mountain of financial problems as well as emotional trauma. You may also be faced with a loss of quality of life as well as a loss of income if you are unable to work. If you are seriously injured you may need expensive surgeries or occupational therapy. You may need to see a psychologist for your emotional trauma or you may need to pay someone to take care of your children and family while you are recovering.
Children and Train Accidents
Unfortunately, many train accidents will often result in death or serious injury to a child. This is because, despite the dangers surrounding trains, children are curious beings and love to watch the excitement of a train coming in or leaving the station.
How We Can Help
Our firm handles all accidents surrounding trains including the following:
- Passenger injury on a train
- Train accidents due to mechanical malfunction
- Train accidents due to reckless driving
- Train accidents due to improper gates or lack of marked crossings
- Pedestrian train accidents
- Car and train collisions
Professional Train Accident Attorney
We have the experience and compassion you need during this difficult time. There are several confusing rules and regulations surrounding train accidents, collisions and Minnesota law. Our attorneys can work with you to determine who is at fault for the accident and what this means for you and your financial future.
Contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll free at 800-732-3070 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.