Train Accident Attorney Serving Wichita
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Train accidents are incredibly destructive events that are responsible for approximately 1,000 deaths in the United States each year. From derailments to railroad crossing accidents, these types of incidents oftentimes result in extreme injuries due to lessened safety measures compared to other vehicles.
To make matters worse, those who survive are often left with serious disabilities and are unable to earn a living. If you have suffered an injury in a train accident, a knowledgeable Wichita train accident lawyer from Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC can help you file a personal injury claim against the responsible parties in pursuit of compensation for your suffering.
With more than $400 million recovered in verdicts and settlements on our clients’ behalf, our firm can provide the results-driven advocacy you need in your pursuit of deserved financial compensation. As shown by our numerous inclusions in Super Lawyers® Magazine and selection for Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report, we have the knowledge and skills to ensure your rights are protected.
Types of Train Accidents
While trains are among the safest forms of transportation, no method of travel is without its risks. Accidents involving trains can be devastating for those involved, resulting in broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord damage, whiplash, lacerations, and possible death.
Train accidents can take a variety of different forms, including:
- Train-on-train collisions
- Train-on-car collisions
- Railroad crossing accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Slip and falls onto railroad tracks
These types of incidents are oftentimes the result of operator negligence, product and manufacturer liability, or poor maintenance of tracks and train signals. If you have been injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your injuries.
What Causes Train Accidents?
Train accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. They mostly take place at train crossings when drivers ignore the warnings a train is approaching and try to beat it across the tracks. Most train accidents are caused by:
- Reckless drivers and pedestrians
- Mechanical issues or failure
- Defective train tracks
- Cars stalling on the tracks
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