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Our Toledo train accident lawyers represent clients injured in cases involving train accidents and railroad crossing accidents. These train accident cases involve trains and locomotives that carry both passengers and cargo making it important those who are impacted consult with an experienced accident attorney as soon as possible.
There are any number of ways in which an accident may occur, some of the potential reasons a Toledo train accident lawyer should be contacted may include:
People injured in a train accident often have claims for their personal injuries. If a motor vehicle is involved, the injured person can file an insurance claim for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits. Families of people who are killed in train accidents often file an Ohio Wrongful Death claim. Other cases involve injuries to railroad workers, also known as FELA cases.
Lawsuits are often filed for passengers of trains who are injured due to the negligence of the train company or a defect in the tracks or rails. The train company is liable for these injuries. Other cases are filed by individuals who were not on the train, but rather were in other cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, or pedestrians and were injured due to the negligence of the train, or against another person if they were a passenger in a motor vehicle.
Lawsuits for train accident cases are most often filed against these companies:
It is important to hire a Toledo train accident attorney immediately after the accident to begin the investigation of the claim. the train company and operator often deny fault for the accident and it is necessary to interview witnesses and take photographs as soon as possible after the accident. If you or a loved on has been injured in a train accident, you should contact Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC immediately.