Have you been seriously hurt in a train accident and don’t know what to do next? We are here to answer all of your burning questions about your train accident claim. Here is what you need to know about what you should do right after you are hurt.
What should I do after a train accident injury?
Our firm was recently contacted by a passenger who had been injured when an Amtrak train derailed outside of Columbia, South Carolina. That client asked us what steps she should take in regard to this train derailment and her injuries. If you’re reading this, you may be wondering the same, so I’ll share with you what I shared with her.
Seek medical attention immediately and follow all doctor’s orders. Also, you need to contact an attorney who has experience in train derailment cases. Find an attorney that has access to train experts that can learn the actual cause of the train derailment. Have that attorney make a claim on her behalf to the railroad. Do not speak to any representatives of the railroad before you speak with an attorney. Do not give any recorded statements to any railroad adjusters. Those adjusters are trained to get favorable information for the railroad and unfavorable information for you, the injured passenger. If you’ve been injured as a passenger in a train derailment, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.
There are two main factors that go into the valuation of a case. Getting a full and fair result depends on your compensation award reflected all the damage that you have suffered. We fight hard to make sure that happens. We ask the following questions to get a better idea of what you are owed:
Number one is what is the cause of the train derailment? Was the train speeding? Did the brakes fail? Was the engineer inattentive? Did they not switch the tracks over? Number two, what are the client’s damages? What are the injuries? What are the permanent limitations? What are the medical bills? What are the lost wages? What is the pain and suffering? What are the permanent future limitations, future lost wages, and medical bills?
From there, we negotiate against the insurance company to make sure that what you get is full and fair. You deserve to have the compensation that you deserve.
We know that this might be a very confusing time for you but we hope you reach out to us before you talk to the insurance company that represents the liable party. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on justice because you waited to talk to us and the predatory insurance company got to you first, effectively ruining your case before it even started.
Do you have questions about what to do after a train accident? Contact the experienced North Augusta train accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We can help get your life back on track.
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