Train Accidents

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Train accidents are some of the most legally and medically complex cases an injury attorney can handle. Abels & Annes will fight to protect the rights of you and your family following a serious or fatal train accident.

When we speak of train accidents, many people think of two trains colliding or a train derailing in a catastrophic accident. However, the vast majority of train accidents involve motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who are seriously injured or killed in train accidents at railroad crossings.

Arizona Train Accidents
  • In 2009, there were 1,850 train accidents reported in the United States, claiming 712 lives.

  • Fourteen people were killed in Arizona train accidents and 82 were injured.

  • At least a dozen people have died as a result of train accidents in Arizona in each of the past 15 years.

  • Arizona has 770 public railroad crossings.

  • 392 Arizona railroad crossings have safety gates.
Source: Federal Railroad Administration.

The Arizona train accident lawyers at Abels & Annes are ready to handle the complex legal and medical issues that often arise from a serious or fatal railroad accident. We will thoroughly review the circumstances of your accident and determine the causes and those responsible. At–fault parties may include railroad personnel, train operators, maintenance contractors, railway or train owners, inspectors, or federal, state and local governments.

Injuries resulting from a train accident are frequently very serious and may include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, crushed or broken limbs or joints, severe burns, amputation injuries and other serious medical conditions requiring long–term rehabilitation or disability care. Hiring a law firm capable of fighting for your legal rights will allow you to concentrate on recovery and can help ensure the future financial well–being of you and your family.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that more than 1,000 people are injured and 300 are killed each year at railroad–crossing accidents. Of the nearly 140,000 public railroad crossings in the United States, only about 1 in 3 are guarded by gates and fewer than 25,000 are equipped with flashing lights or other warning devices.

When missing, inoperable or malfunctioning warning equipment leads to a serious or fatal train accident, those responsible can and should be held accountable for the injuries they cause, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, disability and possible current and future medical expenses.

At Abels & Annes, we will work with your doctor, hospital and medical care providers, to ensure you are receiving the medical treatment you need, while building a case capable of winning the compensation you deserve. Our Phoenix injury attorneys and wrongful death lawyers are committed to making legal representation available to anyone who has been involved in an Arizona train accident. Contact Abels & Annes for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.

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