A train accident is a traumatic event for everyone involved. When lives are lost, people are injured and property damaged, sorting out the details can be a drawn-out process. Throughout it, it’s important to act in a way that protects your interests and doesn’t prevent you from getting the compensation you require to properly heal.
We Represent Clients in All Types of Train Accidents
McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. can provide representation in a number of different types of train accidents, from incidents in which you or a loved one were personally affected to those involving damage to property or potential environmental threats. We represent clients in derailments, pedestrian injuries, vehicle collisions and more.
Whether we are assisting you as you file an insurance claim or fighting back in court against a major transportation company’s legal team, McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. will provide skilled representation that puts your interests first. Our attorneys understand how important it is to put a traumatic incident behind you quickly. We will always balance these concerns with the potential for a greater settlement which could come by continuing the fight.
Understanding Train Accidents
Conductors and other railroad staff receive extensive training to reduce the likelihood of a safety-related incident. Despite this, however, tens of thousands of train accidents occur each year, ranging from minor incidents to the major derailments that are heavily reported on in the press.
Causes of train accidents can vary according to the incident, but may involve poorly maintained tracks or equipment, ineffective or improperly placed warning lights and signals, missing safety gates and other barriers, and operator neglect. In any train accident, a lawyer’s role is to get to the bottom of these and other issues to determine fault. We work with seasoned investigators who can provide the background research necessary to make a clear case on your behalf.
Taking on Amtrak and Other Railroad Operators
Often, the biggest challenge in filing an insurance claim is countering the aggressive attacks of the carrier or their insurer’s lawyers. Doing so requires deep knowledge of Pennsylvania law and experience defending victims of train derailments and other accidents.
McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C.’s accident attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience in all manner of personal injury law.
We frequently represent accident victims on a contingency basis so you don’t have to pay a thing unless we win your case.
What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation
When you decide to speak with a lawyer at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., the more information you can provide about your case, the more able we will be to assess your chances and provide you with realistic options going forward. Your initial consultation with our team is free, so you can go over the incident in as much detail as necessary without worrying about the cost. Please gather any police reports, witness statements and other information that can shed light on the incident.
Come to our office or have one of our team members meet you in the hospital. Call or email the train accident attorneys at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C. to get started today.