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Florida Train & Railroad Crossing Accident Attorneys
With a growing trend in the use of public transportation in Florida, railway transportation has drastically grown. Rail travel is one of the oldest forms of transportation in the country and with more people using trains as a source of transportation, accidents due to negligence do occur. Although rail travel is considered to be a safe form of transportation in Florida, crashes and derailments frequently occur, usually resulting in catastrophic injuries and even deaths.
If you or a family member has been hurt, injured, or killed in a train crash or railroad crossing accident, contact Herring & Herring Law. If you are an employee or passenger of the railway and had an accident that resulted in injuries please contact our office immediately for legal assistance.
Herring & Herring Law is an AV rated law firm located in Sanford Florida and have been representing injured accident victims for over 3 decades. Train accidents and railroad crossing accidents generally result in serious injuries and require a seasoned legal team that has the legal background and experience to properly represent injured victims and properly protect their rights. We have that experience along with a history of success.
There are thousands of train accidents each year, many of which involve collisions with other trains, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians. Railroad crossings are dangerous and many accidents occur for different reasons.
Typical causes of railroad accidents:
- Collisions with cars, buses, motorcycles, trucks
- Collisions with other trains
- Conductor drowsiness or falling asleep while driving
- Improper train track maintenance
- Malfunctioning or lack of rail crossing gates and signals
- Negligence on the part of train conductor
- Train speeding
These accidents result in devastating injuries and fatalities.
Train Accident Trauma
The impact of a train can cause serious injuries including death. Some common injuries caused by train accidents include:
- Paralysis and permanent disabilities
- Broken bones and fractures
- Severed limbs
- Traumatic head injuries
- Back, neck and shoulder injuries (Whiplash)
Train Passenger Injuries
Passenger trains travel throughout the state of Florida as well has local commuter trains. Trains travel at very high speeds but don’t require any special protection, restraints, or seatbelts for passengers. When a train comes to a sudden stop or crashes with another object, passengers in the train are thrown about the train cars causing riders to become injured or they can be killed. Passengers can also be injured or hurt when boarding or leaving a train. If a particular, the railway owner or company is negligent in some way and passengers are injured, the injured passenger(s) have the right to collect compensation for damages.
Having a skilled personal injury attorney that has a past history of successfully representing train accident victims is vital. The state of Florida has many personal injury attorneys, but a train accident victim requires an attorney with a deep knowledge of train accidents, Herring and Herring Law has that knowledge and experience. Knowing how to deal with state and federal laws pertaining to railway accidents is key.
Injuries received in train and railway accident last a lifetime and victims will need the maximum compensation allowed to help provide for them long after their accident and injuries occurred. At Herring and Herring Law, we truly care about our clients and are compassionate to what has happened and the effects and strain their injuries have on entire families. With our total commitment and unparalleled legal expertise, we can help you and your family towards a maximum recovery for your injury or loss. We provide free case consultations and you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call Herring & Herring Law today (407-323-6700.
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Most Commonly Asked Personal Injury Claim Questions
It is very important that every person injured in an accident understand that insurance companies and their adjusters are not on your side. It is a very common pitfall we see when injured people rush to settle their claim because they truly believe insurance companies on their side. The insurance companies are for-profit businesses and settling your case fast in many cases saves them money. You need an experienced personal injury attorney that is equipped to stand up against the tight-fisted insurance companies, as well as automobile makers and all at-fault parties! Here are some of the commonly asked personal injury questions we here:
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
You must have suffered an injury. It needs to be determined whether your injury was someone else’s fault. It is important to remember that not all injuries are physical injuries to bring a personal injury case. In some cases, injuries can be based on non-physical losses and harms. Some cases may involve an attack on a reputation or may have invaded your privacy, or inflicted emotional distress upon you. If you so much as think you have a case, contact our office, case consultations are free!
Do I need a lawyer for my case?
It is understandable that injured people want to settle matters quickly and move on their lives. Many people are tempted to take care of issues themselves. You need to know that having a personal injury lawyer on your side is crucial. In virtually all cases, an attorney will work on your case to ensure your recovery is the maximum amount allowable by Florida law. Insurance companies have lawyers representing their negligent party. It is critical you seek a lawyer for your personal injury case, large or small.
What is my case worth?
We get this question a lot and it is to be expected. You must understand that every personal injury case is different and it is impossible to generalize about the value of any case without knowing the full details of the harm caused and the manner it was caused. We can tell you that at Herring & Herring, P.A. we will leave no stone unturned when it comes to detailing all possible losses and will translate them all into a legal recovery. Call our office to speak with an attorney now and we can better help you fully understand your case and the possible recovery.
Will my case go to trial or will it settle?
Most personal injury cases that are well prepared will settle for a reasonable compensation before they are presented to a jury. However, in some cases, they may need to be tried before a jury. Typically, these cases involve questions regarding liability or fault and many times questioning whether claimed medical issues were caused by a particular incident. At Herring & Herring, P.A. we are experienced in presenting cases for settlement or at a trial.
At Herring & Herring, P.A. we help injured victims recover compensation for personal injuries. We have handled cases resulting from many different circumstances in central Florida. If you or a loved one has been injured in the state of Florida, we welcome the opportunity to provide you legal representation. We are compassionate to all our clients, but understand it takes an aggressive legal team to win — we win personal injury claims for our injured clients.
Contact us using our online form or call us at (407) 323-6700 to speak with us directly.