Many people use the Metrorail to travel throughout South Florida every single day. Though accidents involving Metrorail trains and others are rare, especially when compared to other types of accidents, they do still happen. If you were injured in an accident involving a train, you contact a Miami train accident lawyer from Aigen Law Firm today.
Train Accident Lawyer in Miami
Accidents involving train crashes require the assistance of an attorney who has significant knowledge regarding train wrecks, their causes, and potentially liable parties. For example, train accidents are not always caused by train conductors or operators. In some cases, they are the result of fault train parts or tracks. Additionally, passengers may not always be the only victims–sometimes, trains will strike vehicles stuck on the tracks or otherwise in the train’s path. Hiring a competent Miami auto accident lawyer can exponentially increase your chances of having a strong case and assigning liability to the appropriate parties.
Since Brightline began operation back in 2017, there have been well over 50 fatalities on its trains, and there’s no real reason to expect Brightline accidents and injuries to stop. In fact, accidents involving Brightline are so frequent that the Associated Press has dubbed Brightline the deadliest train per mile in America. If you were hurt or your loved one has lost his or her life in a Brightline accident, you can depend on Aigen Law Firm to fight for the justice you deserve.
Common Causes of Train Accidents
Train accidents can happen for various reasons, as previously stated. Just some of the most common causes of train accidents are as follows:
- Careless train operators
- Traveling at unsafe speeds
- Mechanical failure
- Defective train parts
- Broken or defective train tracks
- Stalled vehicles
- Defective warning signals
If you were hurt in a train accident because of the negligence of another party, you should be entitled to financial compensation. Aigen Law Firm can provide you with a free case evaluation so you can tell us your story and we can begin working towards the money you need to heal and get on with your life.
Common Injuries Sustained in Train Accidents
Both passengers and those who are struck by trains, such as motor vehicles stalled on tracks, can sustain very serious injuries in these accidents. Some of the most common train accident injuries we see are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Scarring or disfigurement
Bringing a Notice of Claim in Miami
When someone is hurt in an accident, they will typically have to bring their injury claim within the state’s standard four-year statute of limitations. However, if you were injured on or by the Metrorail, you are required to bring a Notice of Claim within three years of the date your accident occurred. Of course, three and four years both sound like a lot of time, however, it is always best to bring your claim as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the tougher it will be to win your claim.
Contact a Miami Train Accident Lawyer
Train accidents are severe and often leave victims permanently injured–or worse. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a train accident, you can depend on us. Contact Aigen Law Firm today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced Miami train accident lawyer.