INJURED? KANSAS TRAIN ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN HELP
Train accidents: 1,000,000 lbs of steel hurdling through an intersection, sometimes upwards of 50 mph. Kansas train accidents are often deadly, and those lucky enough to survive an encounter with a train are left with serious or life-threatening injuries. Injuries from train collisions impact are likely to impact your overall physical health and affect your ability to function with daily life.
When a private company or the government operates a train on Kansas railways, there are increase dangers for all drivers. Kansas train laws protect drivers by regulating railroad safety guidelines to ensure accidents are minimized. However, dangers still exist and if the government or private train operating company does not follow the safety laws, customs, and procedures, it puts every vehicle on the road at risk.
Laws governing train accidents require a heightened level of awareness of railroad and roadway regulations, which can make these accident cases complex to litigate. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
RESOURCES AND EXPERIENCE GET RESULTS
Every case handled by our team of Kansas train accident lawyers is thoroughly investigated by an attorney and our experienced staff. We’ve spent years refining our case preparation techniques into an organized and efficient system we use with each client to ensure we deliver effective presentations on your behalf in negotiations, or in front of a judge or jury. Our track record of successful results includes multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements.
To learn how our team can help, contact us online or call us at 888-687-2400. Our services in all Kansas train accidents are provided on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not pay any money for our services unless you are compensated for your injuries. This allows our clients the chance to level the playing field by having access to Kansas train accident lawyers with no upfront costs to you.
Are you not sure our firm is right for you? We encourage you to talk to other lawyers. We are confident you’ll see the difference when you work with our team of attorneys experienced with handling train accident cases and who care about our clients’ well-being.
ACT PROMPTLY AND CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY THAT KNOWS KANSAS TRAIN ACCIDENTS.
When you’ve been injured by a train on or nearby a railroad track, the accident scene may change within hours and the memory of potential witnesses quickly fades. It may be necessary to preserve evidence. An experienced train accident attorney may need to take pictures of the railroad, the automobiles or train cars involved, road conditions, or the injuries you’ve suffered. A train accident attorney might seek to find video footage of the train, black box data, data from cross-rails, or collect other evidence to be safely stored for later inspection by a train accident expert.
Investigation of the accident scene and interviews of employees or witnesses is time-sensitive. Taking quick action may make the difference in the amount of damages you’ll be able to recover for your train accident injuries. Patterson Legal Group, LC has handled over 2,000 accident cases. Let us take care of your case, while you and your doctor focus on recovery.
HIRING TRAIN ACCIDENT EXPERTS
Train and railroad accident cases require a heightened knowledge of federal and state regulations, which makes this type of accident case complex and difficult to litigate. It is often appropriate to use expert witnesses whose knowledge and ability to communicate with a judge or jury about industry maintenance standards for railroad tracks, or the manner in which your accident occurred, that may make a difference in the outcome of your case. Expert witnesses frequently testify about:
- Maintenance standards on railways;
- Whether train employees followed safety laws designed to protect you,
- Standards or customs of reasonable care in the rail industry;
- The chain of events leading to the train accident;
- Factors that may have contributed to the train accident, such as negligence, under-staffing, lack of supervision, or the foreseeability of an accident; and
- Recreation of railroad accident scenes.
Expert witnesses may also help by evaluating and explaining the injuries you or your loved one has suffered. Severe injuries may change your quality of life, your mobility, or the way you are able to complete tasks. Many train accident cases result in injuries that require victims to undergo extensive surgeries and may leave life-long damage. Experts such as neurologists, surgeons, economists, life-case planners, vocational rehab and physical therapists, are necessary in cases where you or a loved one has been severely injured. It is important that you choose an attorney with enough monetary resources to hire the necessary expert witnesses if you hope to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.
The Kansas train accident lawyers at Patterson Legal Group, LC are prepared to help our clients realize the best possible outcome for the injuries they have sustained. Call us today at (888) 687-2400 for a free initial consultation.