Des Moines Train Accident Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured in the greater Des Moines area or anywhere else in Iowa by a train accident or rail collision, a Des Moines railroad accident attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help. Train passengers, pedestrians, and motorists must trust that trains and rail equipment are kept in good working order, that rail employees are properly trained and certified to do their jobs, and that the safety and well-being of the public is a priority to rail companies and their employees.
In the event of an injury or death, you may be eligible to file a claim against the rail company for compensation. Our team of attorneys, proudly serving Des Moines and Polk County, understands the severity of a train accident, and a lawyer from our firm can provide you with thorough representation if you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a rail accident. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (515) 225-2600.
Train Accident Lawsuits
Being involved in a train accident can result in catastrophic injuries, including broken bones, burns, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. If you or someone you love has suffered severe injuries or death as the result of a train accident, you have legal rights. Rail employees have a professional and legal obligation to perform their duties to a professionally accepted standard of care. If an employee fails to perform his or her duties to this standard and causes an injury as a result, he or she can be held liable for negligence.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs incurred as a result of your injury, loss of wages from a work absence (including future wages), and emotional and physical pain and suffering. If a loved one has been killed in a train accident, a Des Moines train accident lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help your family file a wrongful death claim against the liable parties to hold them accountable for their actions and to ensure that your family is justly compensated for its loss.
Common Causes of Train Accidents
The following are some common causes of train accidents:
- Improper maintenance or a lack of maintenance
- Operator fatigue (the Federal Rail Administration limits shifts to 12 hours)
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Rail employees lack proper training and certification
- Inoperable warning lights or a lack of rail crossing signage
- Negligent conduct by a rail employee
If you or someone you love has been involved in a train accident or rail collision as a result of any of these causes, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for financial compensation.
Contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C.
For the best chance of obtaining just and fair financial compensation for your losses, we highly recommend you seek the services of an experienced and qualified attorney. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., railroad collision and train accident victims can consult with an experienced Des Moines railroad accident attorney to determine whether they have a case.
If we believe that you have a claim, we will advise you of your options and recommend a course of action. If you are seeking legal counsel in Des Moines because of a train accident, contact a lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 225-2600.