If you have been injured in a train accident in Pennsylvania, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. There are more than 6,000 railroad crossing accidents each year in the United States.
We are currently evaluating Train accident injury claims in Pennsylvania and throughout the U. S. Victims of train accidents and personal injury have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our railroad accident injury lawyers handle all types of accident claims. We also handle every type of Railroad accident claim and railroad accident compensation cases.
Train accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victim. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
Recent Train / Railroad Accident Statistics
- The Federal Railroad Administration reports that there were 11,475 accidents involving trains in 2010.
- More people are injured per railroad accident than those injured in individual car crashes.
- Approximately 23% of train collisions with involve cars and 17% involve train derailments.
- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that every 2 hours a person is hit and killed by a train accident in the U. S.
- The National Transportation Safety Board reports that 60% of all railroad crossing deaths occur at unprotected crossings.
- The National Transportation Safety Board reports that 80% of all railroad crossings are not protected by safety gates and lights.
- There are more than 6,000 railroad crossing accidents each year in the United States.
- More than 30% of all railroad crossing accidents involve children under the age of 16.
- Approximately 11% of train accidents involve defective equipment, defective train tracks, and defective train tack switching equipment.
- Every 14 days there is a toxic spill that requires the forced evacuation of entire neighborhoods.
- According to the National Safety Council there are about 400 fatalities and 1,100 injuries each year in the U. S.
- The Federal Railroad Administration reports that more than 45,000 individuals have been injured in nearly 100,000 train and railroad accidents.
- In 2002 there were 14,355 railroad related accidents, resulting in 951 deaths and more than 11,000 injuries in the U. S.
Train / Railroad Accident Verdicts
- $2.8 million Engineer Injury Settlement: For engineer whose train was diverted onto side tracks causing severe body injuries.
- $1.25 million Engineer Toxic Gas Exposure Settlement: For a student railroad engineer who was exposed to toxic gas.
- $5 million Pedestrian Killed by Train Settlement: For plaintiff killed when he attempted to cross a railroad crossing in his motor vehicle and was struck by a train.
- $1.6 million Train Derailment Settlement: For injuries sustained in train derailment case.
- $41 million Metro Crash Settlement: For 27 of the 35 victims or their families in the 2005 Metra train crash.
- $7.5 million Loss of Limb Settlement: For a pedestrian hit by a train causing plaintiff to suffer the loss of a limb after being struck by a train.
- $3 million Pedestrian Hit by Train Settlement: For a man who lost half of his left leg and part of his right foot in a railroad accident.
- $1.4 million FELA Injury Settlement: For a FELA claim on behalf of an employee of the Union Pacific struck by a train while working on a surfacing gang.
- $3.2 million Railroad Crossing Wrongful Death Settlement: For the wrongful death of plaintiff involving a railroad crossing.
- $8.6 million Wrongful Death Railroad Worker Settlement: For the wrongful death of a railroad worker.
- $1.5 million Railroad Bridge Worker Settlement: For a railroad bridge worker left with limp after his was crushed in train accident.