Waco Railroad and Train Accident Lawyer
7215 Bosque Blvd #110
Waco, TX 76710-4020
Call (254) 615-0000
If you have been injured in a train crash, it could have a significant impact on your life. You may suffer serious injuries that could take months or years to recover from. In some cases, you could be permanently injured or disabled. The good news is that by talking to a Waco railroad accident lawyer, you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries.
How Does a Railroad Accident Attorney Help You Pursue Your Case?
A train accident lawyer will take a number of steps to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and other costs related to a train crash. Most importantly, your railroad accident attorney will gather evidence that will be used to establish negligence as the cause of the wreck.
For instance, it may be possible to show that the conductor of the train that you were on was drunk or otherwise impaired when the train ran off the rail or collided with another train. It may also be possible to show that the conductor was operating the train while tired or without proper training.
If a train conductor was not properly trained, it could shift liability to the company that operates the train. It may also shift liability to those who were responsible for hiring or training the conductor. In some cases, both the person driving the train and those responsible for providing training could be responsible.
When Should You Hire a Train Accident Attorney?
Even if you suffer only minor injuries in a train crash, you should hire a train accident attorney as soon as you able to. It is possible that what may seem like minor injuries today become serious conditions in a few days. For instance, pain and discomfort associated with whiplash may not be evident for up to 72 hours after the crash. You may also have internal bleeding or other internal injuries.
If you don't have a railroad accident attorney on your side, it may be difficult or impossible to prove that those injuries were caused by the crash. The first thing that your attorney may ask you to do is to go see a doctor. This will help establish that your pain and suffering was caused while riding the train the day that it crashed as opposed to some other activity.
Don't Entertain Settlement Offers Before Talking With a Waco Train Attorney
The best reason to hire an attorney is because the insurance companies and others who may be forcing you to settle your case respect an attorney more than they respect you. Therefore, you may get a much better offer if your Texas railroad accident lawyer sends a letter or makes a phone call to anyone who has asked you to settle your case already.
Those who have been injured in a train crash may be entitled to a wide range of compensation such as reimbursement for medical bills or lost wages while seeking treatment. Lost future earnings may also be part of a settlement that you negotiate with the party or parties responsible for hurting you.
Compensation for pain and suffering as well as the cost of modifying your home or car may also be available. While there is no guarantee as to the type of compensation or how much you may be awarded in a given case, the odds of a favorable settlement are increasingly in your favor if you negotiate with the help of an attorney.
Focus on Your Recovery Instead of Litigation
Your railroad accident lawyer will take care of the legal aspect of your case for you. All you need to do is focus on getting better and making sure that you are able to be there for yourself and for your family. If there are any new developments in your case, you will be the first to know. Therefore, you don't need to be present at the negotiating table or in court if you are unable to attend a session for any reason. While it may take months to resolve your case, you generally aren't liable for medical or legal bills until after your case is resolved. This means that you don't need to be in a hurry to settle unless you get the right offer.
If you are in need of legal representation after you have been injured in a train or railroad accident, come see the professionals at the Doan Law Firm. You can visit or write to us at 7215 Bosque Blvd. Suite 110 Waco, Texas 76710. It is also possible to reach us by phone at (254) 615-0000. Regardless of how you choose to reach out to us, we will make sure to respond in a timely manner to best meet your needs.
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