A railroad accident or Metrolink accident is a terrifying experience. If you have been involved in a Metrolink or railroad accident, and you have sustained some type of serious injury, do not hesitate to contact Donahoo & Associates to speak with an experienced attorney. We can help you recover for your medical expenses and treatment, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
According to the most recent national statistics, a railroad accident or train accident resulting in injury, death, or property damage occurs once every one to two hours. On an annual basis there are over 3,000 railroad accidents and more than 1,000 people who suffer from injuries as the result of a railroad accident. In fact, train or Metrolink passengers have a much higher risk of sustaining a fatal injury than automobile passengers.
All railroad, train, and Metrolink operators have a legal duty to ensure that their passengers are safe and not put in danger of a serious or fatal accident. In addition, railroad companies also have a legal obligation to make sure all trains are properly maintained and repaired, and that all engineering is functioning properly. Furthermore, railroad companies are also expected to stay up-to-date with new technologies and satellite systems.
If you are the victim of a railroad accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The majority of all railroad accidents are preventable, which means these accidents usually occur because someone fails to act responsibly or follow safety guidelines. There are a number of circumstances that could cause or lead to a railroad accident including: operator negligence, mechanical malfunctions, inadequate rail maintenance, engineering malfunctions, malfunctioning railway signals, failure to meet safety standards, and inadequate security. If the train operator or the railroad company was at fault for the accident, you may be awarded compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, lost future income, emotional distress, decreased quality of life, and pain and suffering.
In the event of a railroad or Metrolink accident, it’s important to seek legal representation from an experienced lawyer. At Donahoo & Associates, we can help you file your claim against the railroad company and aggressively fight on your behalf. Because these types of cases typically involve both state and federal transportation authorities, they can be very complex. We have the expertise, skill, and experience to effectively handle these types of cases, and help you recover compensation for your injury.