When a train owner, operator, or entity fails to meet their legal duties and causes an accident, the train company and other at-fault parties can be liable for damages. The experienced train accident attorneys in Tampa at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you file a claim and achieve your rightful financial compensation from the responsible parties. It only takes one call and no money upfront to hire us!

Causes of Railroad Accidents in Florida

Train accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Some of the more common causes are:

  • Train conductor error
  • Train derailment
  • Collisions with other trains
  • Mechanical failures
  • Crashes with a truck, car, or bus
  • Problems with the railroad track
  • Signal defects
  • Stalled vehicles on railroad tracks
  • Faulty railroad crossings
  • Failure to maintain tracks

Liable Parties in Florida Train Accidents

The US Department of Transportation reports that a person gets hit by a train in the United States every 2 hours. There are over 1,000 deaths caused by railroad accidents alone. Several parties can be responsible for injuries and damages during a railroad accident.

This can include the following:

  • The operator or owner of the locomotive
  • The company that designed the track
  • The company that manufactured the train
  • The company responsible for installing crossing gates
  • The company responsible for maintaining the track
  • The city where the collision took place
  • The driver of the vehicle involved in a crash

Filing a Train Accident Lawsuit in Florida

If you or someone you love was injured in a Florida train accident, you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through the various stages of the claims process. Train accident claims are notoriously complicated and require a resourceful legal team to obtain rightful compensation.

You must understand that the railroad company and its insurance providers will be backed by powerful attorneys who will aggressively fight for these accident claims. Level the playing field by working with a proven, well-respected law firm. When you work with Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our strategy-driven train accident attorneys will evaluate all your legal options and explain them in detail. We will aggressively pursue the best legal course of action with the highest likelihood of obtaining compensation and justice for your injuries.

Under Florida law, you can recover compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Past and future medical and care
  • Past and future lost earnings
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

It is essential to have experienced legal representation on your side when you are dealing with the aftermath of a train crash.

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If you or someone you love was injured in a train accident, the resourceful train accident lawyers in Tampa at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett could help you seek the compensation you deserve. Our tenacious and skilled train accident attorneys have developed a reputation for unwavering, ethical, and relentless handling of railroad accident claims with successful outcomes.

To schedule your free consultation, call us at 813-223-2030 or fill out this online contact form.

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