The railroad companies have obtained a lot of federal protection and immunity for certain types of crossings.
In 2014, 20 people died in train accidents in Indiana – Indiana ranks number five as the deadliest state for train accidents.
With Indiana’s rich manufacturing history and Indianapolis serving as the Crossroads of America, thousands of miles of railroad tracks cover our beautiful state. With so many prevalent railroads crisscrossing the state, train accidents unfortunately occur. The most common types of train accidents are: collisions with other trains, collisions with passenger vehicles, derailments, pedestrian accidents, fire and explosions, and toxic spills.
If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, Tabor Law has the resources to investigate and gather evidence from the scene of a train accident. Call us today and our team will conduct a thorough investigation of your claim to hold the parties responsible for your unexpected misfortune. We will identify the cause of your train accident and fight on your behalf to receive the appropriate compensation you deserve to get you back on track.
Common Questions That
We Can Help You Answer:
If I am injured in a train collision, to whom can I make a claim?
You can make a claim with any person or entity responsible for the collision, including the railroad company, engineer, or conductor.
If I’m injured as a passenger on a train, or my loved one is killed, who is responsible?
The railroad company is required to use the highest standard of care for the safety of its passengers, including areas of boarding and departures.
Is it important to hire a lawyer to assist with a railroad claim?
Yes, and the sooner the better. Many times investigations for the railroad are the first to arrive. They have a head start in gathering evidence, including any audio or video on board the train itself.
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