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Have you or a loved one been injured by a train and you were not at fault? If this describes your situation, you may be eligible to recover compensation in a Florida civil proceeding.

For over ten years, the Tampa personal injury lawyers at Vanguard Attorneys have been fighting for Tampa train accident victims like you. If you wish to recover maximum compensation after your train accident, contact us at (813) 680-2007 for your free, no-obligation case review and consultation.

How Can A Tampa Train Accident Lawyer Help Me?

A Tampa train accident lawyer can:

  • Understand and Explain Nuanced Case Law Regarding Your Accident
  • Help With Investigation, Documentation, and Evidence Collection
  • Negotiate With Insurance Companies, Train Companies, and Opposing Counsel
  • Represent Your Interests In Court
  • Offer You Kindness and Compassion

What Damages Can I Recover After A Train Accident?

If your train accident case is successfully concluded, you could recover the following types of damages:

  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Future Earning Potential
  • Medical Debts and Bills
  • Funeral or Burial Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Reduction in Quality of Life

Common Causes of Train Accidents

There are three categories of train accidents – train error, signal or crossing issues, and third-party interference.

  • Train Error: A train error is any type of error related to a problem or malfunction on a train that causes an accident. Examples include engineer error, lack of maintenance, and part malfunction.
  • Signal or Crossing Issues: According to the Federal Railroad Administration, 96.7% of all fatalities happen at railroad crossings. This can happen for many reasons, including malfunctioning signals and crossing guards.
  • Third-party Interference:  These are issues unrelated to the train but still involve it. This can be a vehicle parked on the tracks, a suicide attempt, or any kind of trespasser that interferes with the train’s normal operation.

Who Can Be Held Liable?

Determining liability in Tampa train accident cases can become complicated. Why? Train accidents are usually more complex than other accidents because there are so many variables at work when a train is in operation.

Here’s a short list of what third party could be held responsible for your accident and why:

  • The train engineer could be liable for improperly operating or driving the train, causing the accident.
  • The parent company that owns the train or manages the track could be liable for neglecting maintenance and triggering the accident.
  • The city or municipality could be liable if they were the train’s operators and neglected the required maintenance. The same goes if the city was responsible for maintenance on the track.
  • The train or train part manufacturers could be held liable if it was discovered the train had an equipment failure, which caused the accident.
  • The crossing gate or signal manufacturers could be liable if a lack of warning or a malfunctioning warning caused the accident.
  • Another driver or third party whose interference with normal train operations caused the accident could be liable.

Considering the complexity of Florida train accident cases, talking to a worthwhile Tampa train accident lawyer, like those at Vanguard Attorneys, is critical.

Contact A Tampa Train Accident Attorney Today

Our Tampa train accident attorneys are ready to work with you. Contact us at (813) 680-2007 to get started. We only charge clients if we successfully conclude your case.