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Train Derailment Lawyer in Lafayette

Lafayette Railroad Crossing Collision

Annually there are many train derailment and railroad crossing accidents across the country. Given the size and speed a train can move, the injuries can be very serious and impact many lives. When the train carries hazardous materials the accident can affect whole communities. Where the accident is caused by negligence, injured persons are entitled to compensation. It is important to select an attorney familiar with how trains operate and experienced in proving train liability. For experienced representation, injured parties or their families are urged to contact a Lafayette personal injury attorney.

Lafayette Train Derailment Attorney

Since 2005 Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. has provided vigorous representation to clients in Lafayette injured in train derailments or railroad crossing accidents. The attorneys at the firm are seasoned litigators experienced at standing up to large corporations and their insurance companies. Mr. Doran previously worked as an insurance defense attorney where he learned how insurance companies try to minimize claims. Armed with this knowledge, he is able to see through insurance company tactics and take positive action to get justice for his clients.

Causes of Train Derailment and Railroad Crossing Accidents

These accidents have a variety of causes. Among them are:

  • Two trains colliding
  • Trains colliding with vehicles at intersections
  • Poor maintenance of tracks
  • Train travelling too fast
  • Failure to install lights and crossing gates at intersections
  • Train operator fatigue
  • Train operator inattention including texting
  • Brake failure on trains
  • Trains travelling too fast for conditions such as inclement weather

Damages

Where negligence is established, injured parties are entitled to damages. These include train passengers, occupants of cars hit by trains and victims of hazardous materials released by train accidents. They are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, property damage and pain and suffering. If a family member has died in a train accident, the family has a claim for wrongful death.

Contact a Lafayette injury lawyer at the firm for zealous representation of train accident claims.

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