Have you been hurt in a railroad/train accident?
Every day, locomotives hauling freight cars and commuter trains pass through hundreds of railroad crossings used by cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and the like.
People are frequently injured near railroads due to:
- Safety gate failures
- Poor training of train staff
- Poor maintenance of the locomotive
- Locomotives colliding with cars, bicycles, and pedestrians
Injuries in railroad/train accidents are often severe due to the sheer size and speed of the average locomotive, and can include everything from broken bones and spinal cord injury to brain trauma or even death.
Our attorneys understand the complex legal issues involved in pursuing a personal injury claim against the railroads and are here to help you navigate the legal system.
Who is liable after a railroad or train accident?
There may be multiple parties liable for your accident:
- A negligent or incompetent train operator
- A maintenance technician that failed to properly service the locomotive
- The company that owns the locomotive or railroad
- Passengers, pedestrians, or other vehicles that contributed to the accident
Do I have a claim?
If you were involved with a railroad or train accident, and believe that it was caused due to the negligence, recklessness, or incompetence of another party—or multiple parties—you may have a claim.
When should you call an attorney?
Right away. It can be difficult to prove fault after a railroad/train accident, so it’s important to speak with an attorney at the outset of the accident to preserve the evidence of negligence and establish the damages caused by the locomotive.
How can Williams & Williams help?
Insurance companies will always try to minimize what they have to pay to protect their financial bottom lines. That’s why you need aggressive representation to ensure you’re paid everything you’re owed.
Our skilled trial lawyers will listen, learn the details of your accident and how it’s affected you, and build a persuasive case on your behalf to help bolster your claim.
Since 1936, we’ve recovered millions in damages for clients in Orangeburg County and across South Carolina. We will relentlessly advocate for your full and fair compensation.
What will it cost for Williams & Williams to handle my case?
We operate on a contingency fee, which means we don’t charge anything unless you recover damages.
Call or schedule a free consultation today.
Contact a lawyer at Williams & Williams Attorneys at Law in Orangeburg, South Carolina by calling (803) 534-5218 to schedule a free consultation.
Your consultation will always be handled by one of our experienced attorneys.