Train Accident Attorney Beaver County

We know that train accidents are not something you think about often and it is the last thing you expect to ever be involved in. However, we know that train and rail accident happen and that when they do, they can cause severe injuries and death.

At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are ready to help you if you have been injured in a train crash. Our knowledgeable and experienced team understands that these cases are unique, but we will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Beaver County train accident attorney, call us today.

We Know This Can Happen

While you may have only ever heard about train crashes on the news, we know they happen. There are plenty of trains in and around our area carrying both goods and passengers. Here, we consider trains to be anything that operates on rails, from the traditional trains we know so well to the light rails we see in places like Pittsburgh.

We do know this:

  • In Pennsylvania, there are, on average, 226 train incidents a year involving just freight trains.
  • For the latest reporting year in the US, there were 12,000 total train incidents.
    • These incidents caused almost 9,000 injuries and over 800 fatalities.

Consider for a moment the impact that a train crash has on both its occupants as well as vehicle or person struck by the train. It is not uncommon for us to see severe injuries in the aftermath of a train crash. Due to the size and weight of trains, we know that these crashes can easily become mass casualty incidents.

How These Crashes Happen

Train companies and agencies have a huge responsibility. All trains must be regularly inspected and maintained. This includes every separate car, the engines, wheels, connectors, and more. A failure to conduct proper maintenance can lead to major incidents occurring. Likewise, train tracks need to be checked regularly for any abnormalities.

Those who operate trains or light rails must be well-trained to operate the vehicles. They should never be distracted by their phones or other devices. They should also never operate while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

If You Are Injured In A Train Incident

We have our fair share of trains in and around Beaver County. After all, we are close to Pittsburgh, one of the busiest places in the commonwealth. However, do you know where to turn if you or a loved one are injured in a train crash?

At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced team to secure the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Your medical expenses related to the train crash
  • Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible
    • The train conductor/driver
    • The train agency/company
    • State or federal inspectors

If you need a Beaver County train accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.