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Railroad Accidents

Posted November 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

With the amount of adrenaline that pumps thru a persons’ body during a railroad accident, it is very likely for a person to make rash decisions. The last thing you want is to deal with a split decision you made in the heat of the moment to come back to haunt you.  In the event of a passing train, much like driving on the road with other drivers, you have to remain alert to ensure that no harm comes to you.  You should be cautious and alert to avoid any debris or in the event the train derails and you are in its path.

While being in the path of a train is one likely encounter as it relates to railroad accidents, walking through a railroad crossing and injuring yourself near an area for the public is yet another.  Despite the fact that it may not be as common, I recently read a story about a mother and infant who lost limbs while attempting to pass by a train by climbing under it.  It would seem that just as she and the infant were passing, the train began to move.  This is an unfortunate matter, and because of its severity and trauma, a legal professional will eventually need to be sought out to determine the legalities of the circumstances.  Many would be curious as to what the mother was thinking when she made the decision to attempt to cross under the train?  Was this an area where other had attempted the same thing and walked away unharmed?  Could this have been avoided?  Were safety measures taken to avoid such occurrences?  Who’s to blame?

If you or someone you know has been victim to an accident where a railroad is involved, you should contact a professional who will be able to articulate your rights and let you know what the next step is.  Because you aren’t an attorney, like a personal injury attorney Atlanta GA relies on, you should reach out to someone who can assist you in determining if you have a claim to seek compensation for any injury caused by a railroad accident.  Also, you may be entitled to financial compensation for any wages loss, medical bills, or inconvenience caused.  To ensure that you receive the necessary assistance in gaining clarity and a better understanding, it would be in your best interest to speak with a professional, possibly someone who specializes in  mold and its related ailments.


Thanks to contributor Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. for their insight into railroad accidents and personal injury cases.

 

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