How To Sue Railroads Or Train Operators
If you were involved in a train accident, you’ll need to contact
an attorney immediately. If this step is not done in a timely manner,
your case may immediately be in jeopardy. If you choose to contact the
Doan Law Firm, we can give you the probable timeline and prerequisites
for filing suit.
If you’ve sustained an injury as a result of a train accident, get
medical attention immediately after the accident in which you were injured
and then call an attorney qualified in railroad litigation. You may need
to sue for personal injury, pain and suffering, and lost wages, and your
case will not proceed without having medical attention immediately after
the accident. Should you be injured, and you’re under a doctor’s
care, follow the doctor’s advice as quickly and as diligently as
possible. If your doctor requests tests or physical therapy, do as he says.
By this time, if you still haven’t done so, it’s critical that
you schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Again, having
an attorney with a focus in railroad litigation is of paramount importance
in providing you the financial compensation you deserve. The Doan Law
Firm, which has a focus in railroad litigation, can assist in determining
damages owed you from a railroad-related injury. The Doan Law Firm will
get you the maximum compensation you deserve, putting your case at the
top of the list. Here at The Doan Law Firm, we know that although accidents
don’t wait for daylight hours to happen, railroads are not that
quick to act when they are at fault. However, we’re available to
answer your phone call any time, day or night, at (800) 349-0000 and can
begin the process immediately to get you the relief you deserve.
Be sure when you come into our office that you gather your records and
bring every-thing with you. Although our attorneys will give you a detailed
list of what you’ll need, some documents include a copy of your
insurance policy, photos and perhaps a copy of a police report if you
were a motorist. You should also bring medical or financial records as
they relate to your case. The Doan Law Firm will need these types of documents
to determine the merits of your case.
You’ll not pay anything unless you win your lawsuit. If you win or
settle your lawsuit, The Doan Law Firm will charge a percentage of the
compensation amount, leaving you free from the costs of the actual court
case. Legal disputes with railroads may be resolved prior to court.
Finally, please follow your lawyer’s advice. Should you take action
on your own behalf, you could invalidate the entire case. Since lawsuits
are often quite adversarial, you will not want to be involved. That’s
our job. In addition, the railroad will do anything possible to reduce
liability. Any contact will be detrimental. Railroads’ lawyers have
the same responsibility to them as your attorney does for you: to represent
their client. We will contact the appropriate insurance company or representative
to make sure any negotiation moves smoothly. If a settlement is offered,
you may choose to accept the offer or continue on to court with the lawsuit.