Denver Train Accident Attorney
Representing Injured Coloradans in Complex Accident Claims
If you or someone you love was involved in a train accident, you are likely facing serious challenges. Train accidents tend to result in devastating injuries and fatalities. To make matters worse, seeking financial recovery against a train company, whether public or private, can be incredibly complicated. You may be required to meet certain strict filing deadlines and you will assuredly be responsible for proving that someone else was negligent and, therefore, you are owed compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., our Denver train accident attorneys are here to help you. We have extensive experience handling complex personal injury claims on behalf of catastrophically injured victims and the loved ones of those wrongfully killed. We understand the challenges you face and are here to guide you throughout each stage of the legal process. With over 100 years of combined experience and more than $250 million recovered for our clients, we have the skill and reputation you need on your side.
Train Accident Injuries Are Often Severe
Although train accidents may occur less often than automobile accidents, the resulting injuries from a train accident are likely catastrophic and can result in serious disability or death. This is partly because trains are massive machines, capable of causing widespread destruction when they collide with other vehicles and objects on the tracks. It’s also partly due to the fact that most trains are not equipped with the same basic safety features as other types of vehicles, such as seatbelts and airbags.
Common train accident injuries include:
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia/tetraplegia)
- Accidental amputation
- Broken bones/fractures
- Internal organ/soft tissue damage
- Crush injuries
If you suffered a serious injury or if your loved one died as result of a train accident, please contact the experienced Denver train accident attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. to learn how we can help.
Who Is Liable for Train Accidents?
As with bus operators, commercial trains (and companies that charge passengers to use their trains) are considered common carriers. Common carriers owe their passengers the highest duty of care under the law to ensure their safety. When they fail to adhere to this standard of care, train conductors, engineers, and the companies that employ them can be held legally liable.
Determining who is liable for a given train accident is no easy task, however, as any number of people/parties could be partially or wholly responsible. In some cases, liability may rest with the operator of the train; in others, it may lay with the company that owns the train. In still other cases, a third party, such as a train maintenance company or another motorist at a railroad crossing, could be liable.
It’s important to work with a knowledgeable attorney who can investigate your claim and determine exactly who is liable for the accident that caused your injuries or the death of your loved one. At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we are ready to put over a century of combined experience on your side.
Types of Train Accident Cases We Handle
In addition to injuring train passengers, train accidents often occur at unsafe railroad crossings where the victim of the accident could be the driver of a motor vehicle, a passenger of the motor vehicle, or a pedestrian or bicyclist.
At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., we represent clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in all types of train accidents, whether the involved party was a train passenger, another motorist, or some other third party. We are prepared to handle claims involving train-train collisions, train-motor vehicle collisions, and train-pedestrian/cyclist accidents.
Why You Need an Attorney After a Train Accident
If you or a loved one is injured in a train accident, navigating through the legal issues could be daunting. In particular, there may be numerous parties responsible for the accident, including operators, owners or lessors of the train, the employer of the train operator, manufacturers and suppliers of the train or parts of the train, mechanics, traffic controllers, governmental entities, and others. A thorough investigation of a train accident is essential to determine the liable parties and to maximize your recovery. Some of these parties may include governmental entities subject to the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA).
If you have been injured in a train accident, we encourage you to contact our Denver train accident attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. as quickly as possible to ensure a prompt investigation and preservation of your rights under the CGIA, if necessary.