Mesa Train Accident Lawyers
When a passenger is unrestrained in a moving vehicle, the injuries they may sustain in a collision can be catastrophic. Due to the large size of locomotives, train crashes can also injure bystanders and pose a serious threat to families that may be living near train lines. Often, train accidents are the result of negligent train owners that may be overworking train drivers, not maintaining train carriages or failing to repair deteriorating rail track conditions.
At Phillips Law Group, our Mesa train accident lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of our customers. Since 1997 we have represented more than 155,000 consumer clients and successfully recovered more than $750,000,000 in compensation. We charge no upfront fees to handle your case and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
To speak with a lawyer at our firm, call 1-800-706-3000, or complete our "Free Case Evaluation" form on this page and a representative from our team will be in contact with you shortly.
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How Do I Know If I Have A Case?
If you have been injured while riding on a train that was involved in a collision - or as a bystander that was injured as a result of a train-related incident - you may be eligible to file a damages claim.
However, as each case is different, we recommend you contact a lawyer at our firm for a free consultation and allow us to review the details of your specific incident.
What Type of Compensation Can I Claim?
Train accident victims often require ongoing medical treatment as part of the recovery process. For some victims, that may mean multiple surgeries and years of physical therapy.
When building a damages lawsuit, there can be many different areas that a victim may be eligible to receive compensation from, including:
- Existing medical expenses - ambulance transportation costs, surgery costs, anesthesiologist fees, medical device costs, x-rays, MRI's.
- Future medical expenses - copays, physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, surgery costs and more.
- Lost wages - many train accident victims are often unable to return to work until they recover from their injuries. This process can take months to years, leaving many victims without an income during this time.
- Lost future earning capacity - victims may be severely injured which results in them not being able to perform the job that they had prior to the incident. This may also mean that the victim must re-train in a completely new industry.
- Pain and suffering - the extent of the injury, the length of time it takes to recover and the pain that the victim has to ensure may be factored into calculating a financial amount for pain and suffering.
- Property damage - train crashes often produce significant amounts of property damage. From personal items to fixtures that may include buildings, an experienced lawyer will likely consider adding property loss into the damages calculation.
- Loss of consortium - following an accident, spouses may be awarded compensation if their partner is fatally injured or if the quality of life of the spouse is significantly diminished following the incident. Children may also be eligible for loss of consortium in the event that a parent - or both parents - are lost in the accident.
In the event that a court determines that the crash was a result of malice or intent from the defendant, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages are aimed at punishing the defendant for their actions and to act as a deterrent to others that may be considering a similar act in the future.
Is There A Time Limit to When I Have To File A Case?
In Arizona, individuals that have been injured and are looking to file a damages case, must file their lawsuit within two years from the date that the incident took place.
However, train accident cases can be complex and in some circumstances, that filing date may be eligible for an extension OR to be brought forward. For example, if a plaintiff was under the age of 18 years at the time of the collision, the filing date may begin when that person turns 18 years of age.
If you have any doubt regarding the filing time limit for your potential case, we recommend contacting a lawyer at our firm to review the specific details that relate to your incident. We can review the details of your claim and then explain the options that may be available to you.
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What Is FELA?
FELA is an acronym for "Federal Employers Liability Act", and is a Federal law that protects and provides compensation for railroad workers that are injured while on the job.
Most cases that are filed by injured passengers will not fall under this liability act. This is important as the statute of limitations for FELA claims is three years from the date of the incident.
How Can A Train Accident Lawyer Help?
Cases that are handled by an injury lawyer commonly result in higher financial compensation compared to those where the plaintiff does not hire a lawyer. Additionally, train accident cases can be complex and time consuming. Often, many injury victims do not have the time and/or resources to perform all of the necessary research to fully investigate a claim.
At Phillips Law Group, we have an entire team of support staff that are dedicated to helping our lawyers build strong cases. From paralegals, to assistants and investigators, we have the resources to fully litigate your claim. When needed, we also have access to industry experts that can further help to validate your claim.
Handling Insurance Companies
Insurance companies often become involved in proceedings shortly after a train accident has occurred. They realize that any lawsuit(s) against those potentially at fault may be significant - and as their goal is to settle claims as quickly as possible for the smallest amount possible, they work swiftly in an effort to close the claims that may have been made. Often, insurers will ask victims to sign waivers, releases and other documents to help close the claim. They may also ask victims and family members to provide statements about the incident.
Unfortunately, many victims are not advised that any information they provide may be used to discredit their claim. At Phillips Law Group, we handle cases against insurance companies on a regular basis and we understand the strategies they use against injury victims. Should you decide to hire our law firm, we can handle all of the inquiries from the insurance company and keep you up to date with the latest developments in your case.
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Train Accident Cases We Handle
There can be many different causes of train accidents however, commonly they are the result of negligence from train owners and staff that are employed to service and operate the train. In the event that you have been injured in a train crash that was caused by:
- Excessive speed
- Track failure
- Signal failure
- Mechanical failure
... we encourage you to reach out to our law firm today.
Our team can help to review all of the potential areas of liability as we investigate your damages claim, to ensure that all negligent parties are being held accountable for their actions.
Contact A Mesa Train Accident Attorney Today
With more than $750,000,000 in compensation recovered on behalf of our clients, the team at Phillips Law Group have a proven track record helping to secure significant financial compensation for many of the cases that we handle.
Our founder Jeffrey Phillips is an award winning attorney that has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials, and is a Top 25 Member of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, a Top 10 member of the Trucking Trial Lawyers Association and a Leaders forum member of the American Association for Justice.
To speak to an attorney about your potential train accident lawsuit, call us today at 1-800-706-3000 or complete the "Free Case Evaluation" form on this page.
Your initial consultation is free, there are no upfront fees if we take on your case and we only get paid when you do.
Phillips Law Group - Ph: 1-800-706-3000.