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Injured From A Train Accident?

Trains are deeply intertwined with the history of Indiana. The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society notes that our city was once one of the most industrious railroad towns in all of the midwestern United States. To this day, trains remain a vitally important part of our transportation infrastructure. Unfortunately, trains are not always operated in a safe manner. Far too many train workers, train passengers, motorists, and pedestrians are injured in train accidents in Fort Wayne every year.

At the Delventhal Law Office, our Fort Wayne train accident attorneys are strong advocates for injured victims. We have a comprehensive understanding of the unique rules and regulations that govern railway accidents and we know how to take action to protect the legal rights and financial interests of our clients. If you or your family member was hurt in a train accident in Allen County, Indiana, please do not hesitate to contact our Fort Wayne law office for free legal guidance.

How Common are Train Accidents?

Train accidents can come in a wide range of different forms. According to data included within the latest Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, there are nearly 12,000 safety incidents involving trains each year. While some of these safety issues are relatively minor, many of these safety incidents pertain to major accidents. For example, there were more than 1,100 train derailments reported in the U.S. in 2017. Additionally, nearly 2,300 trains were involved in motor vehicle collisions.

There are also many accidents reported onboard cargo trains and passengers trains. In some cases, passengers suffer injuries as a result of dangerous conditions on the train itself.

Tripping hazards and other unsafe conditions can lead to very serious injuries. In other cases, railway workers are hurt as a result of dangerous conditions on the job.

For railway industry workers, personal injury claims are especially complex. Many train employees are covered by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). This law could have important implications for any workplace train accident claim. If you or your loved is a train employee who was injured on the job, you should consult with an experienced Fort Wayne workers’ compensation lawyer for immediate assistance.

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Train Accidents

After a major train accident, investigators from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will likely be deployed to the scene to conduct a comprehensive investigation. While train accidents happen for many different reasons, the overwhelming majority of them could and should have been prevented. In some cases, corners were cut or mistakes were made that put the health and safety of innocent people at risk. Our Fort Wayne train accident lawyers know how to hold companies legally liable for their negligence. Some common examples of negligence that can lead to train accidents include the following:  

  • Defective manufacturing;
  • Product design flaws;
  • Mechanical problems;
  • Failure to properly inspect the train or the track;
  • Railway employee mistakes;
  • Train conductor negligence, including speeding; and
  • Broken or defective train crossing signals.

Financial Compensation Available to Plaintiffs in Train Accident Claims

As with other personal injury claims, establishing liability is only the first step in the claims process. To get full and fair compensation for your Indiana train accident injuries, you must be able to prove the full extent of your damages. Unfortunately, railway companies and their insurers are known to fight these claims aggressively. It is not always easy to get the compensation you rightfully deserve. It is imperative that your case is well-presented and backed by strong supporting evidence. At the Delventhal Law Office, our experienced Fort Wayne train accident attorneys can help you maximize your recovery. Money damages may be available for:

  • Emergency room care;
  • All other medical bills;
  • Prescription medication;
  • Medical equipment;
  • Expenses related to rehabilitation;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of earning potential;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental distress;
  • Disability;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Permanent impairment;
  • Reduction in quality of life; and
  • Wrongful death of a family member.

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At the Delventhal Law office, our Fort Wayne personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of accident victims. If you or a family member was injured because of the carelessness or recklessness of another party, we can help. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers handle a wide array of legal cases, including:

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Get Help From Our Train Accident Attorneys in Fort Wayne Today

At the Delventhal Law Office, we have the skills and experience required to handle the full range of train accident injuries. If you or a family member was hurt in a train accident, please do not hesitate to reach out to our legal team for help. For a no fee, no risk case evaluation, please call us today at (260) 484-6655 or contact us directly online. From our office in Fort Wayne, we represent injured victims throughout Allen County, including in New Haven, Woodburn, Zanesville, and Huntertown.