Philadelphia Train Accident Lawyers Guide You Through the Aftermath and Onward to Recovery After a Collision or Derailment
Compassionate attorneys help you get your life back on track
Train accidents do not just happen. They happen when someone fails to do their job. There are countless protocols and safety mechanisms in place to get passengers safely to their destinations. All it takes is one breach along the way to change thousands of lives forever. At McCann & Wall, our Philadelphia train accident lawyers work tirelessly to uncover the truth about the cause of your train accident. We are not satisfied until you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Common causes of train accidents and collisions
Negligence lawsuits require the plaintiff to be able to prove the cause of the accident was the fault of the defendant. Although train accidents and derailments do not just happen, you still need to prove fault in order to recover damages from these cases. Our Philadelphia train accident and derailment attorneys relentlessly work to uncover evidence to maximize the damages you are able to recover. We go through every government report, interview every employee possible and discover every piece of information necessary to put together the puzzle that explains what caused the tragedy. The most common causes of train accidents and derailments include:
- Alcohol or drug use by conductor
- Conductor fatigue
- Conductors not paying attention to dangerous banks
- Defective crossing signals
- Defective railroad crossings
- Excessive speed
- Failure to properly inspect and maintain tracks
- Failure to use horn
- Hazardous chemicals
- Inadequate signal interchanges
- Lack of maintenance
- Not following standard safety operating practices
- Sun kinks in the railroad tracks
- Trains operating at unreasonably dangerous speeds
Philadelphia injury attorneys that understand the devastation caused by train accidents and derailments
A train accident is a true catastrophe. Hundreds of tons of steel go hurling off the tracks, leaving the passengers at the mercy of what their bodies go colliding into. The punishment the body takes in a train accident and derailment is devastating and lifelong. You have the right to be fully compensated for the impact that collision has on your physical and mental health for the remainder of your life. Our Philadelphia train accident and derailment attorneys have recovered more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for accident victims because we skillfully put together comprehensive cases that recover compensation for all past and future harm you have suffered.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation to Speak with the Leading Philadelphia Train Accident Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC
The aftermath of a train wreck is devastating for the victims and their families. You need sound legal guidance to help you through your recovery and ensure that you receive the financial support you deserve for your suffering. The Philadelphia train accident and derailment attorneys at McCann & Wall are here to help you through the complex legal process after your traumatic experience. You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at 215-569-8488 or you can contact us online. We advocate for the rights of injured victims in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.