Train Accidents

Minnesota Train Accidents Lawyer

The train is a rather magnificent form of transportation, whether it is transporting people or goods. However, they are also very dangerous. For instance, they cannot stop quickly. They sometimes need up to a half mile to stop because of the weight and the force behind the engine. It is because of this inability to immediately stop that some train accidents occur.

While this may not necessarily be due to engineer negligence or any kind of negligence on the part of the train operator, there are times when accidents are the result of their negligence. For instance, a railroad crossing may not be properly maintained or a track is broken and causes a vehicle to become stuck on the tracks.

If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a train accident that is due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to hold them liable for the financial damages done to you. With the help of a St. Paul personal injury lawyer, you can get the result that you need to move forward and have the best quality life possible.

Compassionate & Skilled Representation

There are a number of causes of train accidents. They include:

  • Improperly marked crossing
  • Improperly maintained tracks
  • Absence of safety gates
  • Employer liability or negligence
  • Mechanical malfunction or defect
  • Driver error

Whatever the cause, it is your right to seek the compensation that you deserve in order to pay for the expenses. If you try to make a medical claim to your insurance company, they may refuse payment because the injuries were due to someone else’s negligence. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance companies of the negligent parties in order to secure the compensation that you need. If they do not want to settle for a reasonable amount, then the case can go to trial where a jury will decide.

Helping You Through The Aftermath

Whether you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed, you need the proper guidance through the aftermath. We give you the emotional support you need, while also providing you with legal representation. We understand that the effects of an injury can last for a lifetime and that a loss has serious emotional implications. That is why your Minneapolis personal injury lawyer will fight for you to receive the compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills that you need to move forward. While money doesn’t fix everything, it does fix some things that can improve your quality of life.

Contact A St. Paul Personal Injury Attorney

Train accidents are more common than what most individuals know. Perhaps there is a track defect or a crosswalk warning did not work properly. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a train accident, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable for the financial damages. To learn more about your rights and options, call Swor & Gatto at 651-454-3600 or toll free at 800-452-5017 for a free telephone consultation.