Connecticut Train Accident Legal Team
Eagan & Donohue’s train accident legal team has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving collisions between trains and motor vehicles or pedestrians, or involving derailments.
Trains were the vehicle of the future when they were introduced in the nineteenth century. They existed before cars and offered Americans the ability to easily travel between two sides of the country and to many places in between. While trains have become safer over the years, they can still cause severe and extensive injuries. Trains have shifted from transporting passengers cross-country to hauling chemicals and other products. The chemicals that trains now carry are often combustible and can trigger severe accidents and resulting damage that can lead to injuries, not only to train passengers, but also to citizens in nearby towns.
Train accidents may seem few and far between, but they are more common than the average person may think. In 2012, for instance, there were nearly 1,000 fatalities that were the result of train accidents. Trains now play a vital role in the oil and gas industry and are instrumental in transporting crude from city to city. Certain types of oil and crude oil have lower combustible points, meaning that the chemicals are easy to ignite if there is any type of collision, leading to massive side effects and injuries in nearby towns in the case of train derailment.
Trains have been involved in accidents since they were adopted as a mode of transportation. While trains are no longer an important source of cross-country transportation, they are still often used for passenger commuting, for short or regional trips, and for the enjoyment of those people who wish to relive the good ole days of train society.
Trains can also lead to injuries in the case of small towns that do not have accurate warning signs to account for them. These are often the sites of accidents involving cars parked over train tracks or people who cross train tracks without the proper precautionary alerts that a train is just seconds away.
If you are a victim of a train accident, you more than likely have severe injuries caused by the train. Unfortunately, many of the victims of train accidents do not survive or are beset by traumatic injuries that can affect their quality of life. As the victim of a train accident, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team
If you were involved in a train accident, you understand the horror that occurs directly before a train hits an object. Trains are large motor vehicles, and we place trust in their operators to navigate us to different cities and to ensure that our products are safely transported to their destinations. We do not expect trains to subject us to severe accidents.
Our team at Eagan & Donohue is well experienced in handling train accident cases and understands just how devastating these injuries can be.
Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.