Train crossings are common in Tucson since we heavily relied on the railroad in its early days. Even though many things have changed, some of the same railroad tracks still line the Old Pueblo. These rail lines cross our city alongside the freeway and across downtown Tucson. The railroad also crosses main streets and unexpected incidents can arise as a result. Unfortunately, after railroad accidents, drivers and passengers can expect to suffer serious injuries.
The Tucson railroad accidents attorneys at Lara Law Firm understand the importance of skilled legal representation when it comes to securing compensation for such harm, and we stand ready to offer the guidance and support victims are certain to need.
Our Tucson personal injury lawyers have provided aggressive advocacy on behalf of those harmed by the negligence of others, and we stand prepared to help hold train companies accountable for the harm visited upon our clients.
Liability in an Arizona railroad accidents
There are numerous potential causes of serious train accidents, and many can yield actionable claims for monetary compensation. Distracted engineers, mechanical failures, negligent maintenance of tracks and facilities are just a few of the possible allegations victims can make against operators and other individuals responsible for harm.
If a lawsuit against a transit operator is contemplated, prospective plaintiffs need to realize that specific time limitations and notice requirements must be strictly met before any litigation will be allowed to proceed. At Lara Law Firm, we are thoroughly familiar with all such Arizona civil procedure rules and can help you navigate the web of confusing regulations and preserve your claim for financial recovery.
Liability in train accident cases can be extremely complex, and those injured need the help of a train accident lawyer with a track record of successful outcomes and the ability to interpret the numerous local, state and federal considerations inevitably in play.
The Lara Law Firm offers victims an expansive network of litigation support specialists ready to fight for:
- Reimbursement of all medical expenses
- Future rehabilitation and therapy costs
- Compensation for physical pain and suffering
- Payment for emotional distress
- Replacement of lost income and lost earning capacity
- Compensation for loss of enjoyment and consortium
- Final expenses in death cases
Train Accident Attorney Tucson
If you or someone you love is the victim of a train-related accident, you may be entitled to legal recourse to recover compensation for health or financial damages. Due to lessened safety measures compared to other motor vehicles, it is not uncommon for injuries sustained during significant train-related accidents to be extreme. Life after a serious accident can be physically and emotionally challenging and navigating the legal process to obtain compensation can be frustrating. For a no-cost initial consultation, contact us at 520-577-0707.
Common Train-Related Injuries
The train is generally one of the safest transportation options, but injuries still occur when riders of private or government operated train lines use these services. Common train related injuries include:
- Broken Bones
- Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
- Bone Dislocation
- Cosmetic Disfigurement
- Neck and Spinal Injuries
- Traumatic Head Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Our firm has extensive experience in all types of injury accidents including railroad crossing accidents. We promptly and thoroughly investigate each case to assess liability and determine fault.
We work with experienced investigators to obtain photographs, witness statements and other necessary investigation, immediately, while the evidence is still fresh. Our Tucson railroad accidents injury lawyers have an excellent understanding of the intricacies of personal injury law.
Railroad Accidents in Arizona
There are approximately 6,000 railroad crossing accidents each year in the United States and often they result in catastrophic injury or death. Nearly 35% of all railway crossing accidents occur to children under 16 years of age. Railway companies are often quick to place the blame on inattentive motor vehicle drivers and children who are looking to “beat the train”.
Railway companies must be accountable for providing adequate warning systems and safety measures such as safety gates and flashing lights at all railway crossings. If a railroad company has been negligent in providing adequate warning systems you may be able to file a claim to recover your losses including medical expenses, property damage, loss of current and future earnings, loss of future enjoyment and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a railroad crossing accident, the railroad accident attorneys at the Lara Law Firm, PLLC, would like to meet with you. Please call our office at (520) 577-0707 to set up an appointment to discuss your case.