Based on a report by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), 2,178 train accidents occurred in the U.S. in 2022, and these collisions resulted in 763 injuries and 273 deaths. 101 of these collisions occurred in Indiana, and these caused 28 injuries and 19 deaths. Unfortunately, Indiana ranked 5th in states with the most train accidents and deaths.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, multiple people, companies, and insurers may be held responsible for your losses, which makes it crucial to have an experienced Indiana train accident attorney on your side.
According to the FRA, train accidents usually occur because of the following:
When train accidents occur, they generally involve:
Depending on the specific nature of the train collision, you can hold one or more of these parties liable for your injuries and other damages:
If you were injured as a passenger, pedestrian, or another motorist in a train accident, you must file a third-party insurance claim or a personal injury claim against the party responsible for the accident to recover compensation. If you were injured as a train employee, you have several options to recoup compensation.
If the train accident occurred because of your employer or another worker’s negligence, you may seek compensation through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance or the Federal Employers Liability Act claim (FELA), depending on your circumstances. If another party, other than your co-worker or employer, is at fault for the collision, you can file a claim against the liable party.
As you can see above, train accidents can involve multiple parties, insurers, and options for compensation. For legal assistance securing compensation after getting injured in a train crash, contact Andrews & Crell, PC, to discuss your case with our Indiana train accident attorney. Reach us online or call us to schedule your appointment.
Don’t let your injury go uncompensated. Contact our injury lawyers now to get the compensation you deserve.