Colorado Train Accident Lawyers
Through all the beautiful scenery that Colorado has to offer there are countless rail ways cutting through the woods and mountains. Trains can be a convenient way for commuters to get to and from work without the hassle of driving. Unfortunately, with any form of mass transportation, there’s always a looming risk of getting in a serious accident. While train accidents are much rarer than car accidents, their capacity to carry large amounts of people make them extremely deadly.
For the victims of a train accident, they will likely have to contend with years of medical treatment to overcome their injuries. Coupled with the emotional trauma of being involved in a major accident, as well as lost future income, train accidents can be severely damaging in many ways beyond physical injuries. Additionally, filing a claim against a train company can be a daunting task, because they have teams of lawyers ready to fight against paying you the financial compensation you deserve. Luckily, you have options.
Due to the severity of possible injuries, train accidents often dominate the news cycle. In every case, you hear about the many victims who received severe and often fatal injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Severe bone fracture
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage
- Burn injury
- Crushed limbs
Many of these injuries require years of therapy, rehabilitation, and treatment to overcome. If you or a loved one has experienced significant harm from a train accident, it’s important to understand your legal options. With the help of a talented Colorado personal injury attorney, you may be able to seek compensation for these damages and cover your medical expenses, lost future earnings, and more.
Following every train accident, there is an investigation conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in which experts will sift through reports, machinery, wreckage, and any other piece of evidence to determine the precise cause of the accident. Investigators have identified that the most common factor that causes train accidents is human error. Regardless of all the training that employees receive before they even work on a train, people still make mistakes.
Common causes of train accidents also include poorly maintained equipment and defective train tracks. These causes, however, are indirectly related to human error. It’s the responsibility of quality inspectors and other individuals to certify that every aspect of the train, the tracks, and the machinery, is safe for use.
After any major tragedy, most people will start looking for someone to blame. During an investigation into the cause of a train accident, the train company and their insurance providers will stop at nothing to move the fault off themselves and spend as little as possible on the victims. Sometimes, investigators find that the cause of the accident was due to improper employee training. In other cases, the company may have actively promoted that employees “cut corners” for the sake of efficiency or cost-savings.
Working with Peters & Nolan, LLC, you’ll receive the aggressive and strategic representation you need to properly fight your case and protect your livelihood. Our team will evaluate the reports of the accident and conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine the party that should be held liable for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a train accident and would like to learn more about your legal options, contact our office at (970) 243-4357 for a free consultation.
- Every Three Hours Someone is Hit by a Train - National Safety Council
- NHTSA Railroad Crossing Safety Campaign
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.
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