Amtrak Passenger Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Amtrak & Train Accident Victims in Anoka County
Amtrak passengers can sustain injuries in a variety of situations. Despite a relatively safe reputation, Amtrak trains are involved in accidents more often than you might think.
We typically hear about Amtrak collisions and derailments on the news, but many Amtrak passenger injuries occur when a train comes to a sudden stop or strikes a vehicle at a crossing, from slips and falls, or from defective equipment or loose baggage, for example.
Bolt Law Firm is an award-winning trial practice that’s recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of train accidents. If you’ve been injured in an Amtrak accident in Anoka County or the surrounding areas of Minnesota, we want to help. Call (763) 292-2102 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.
The Complexity of Amtrak Passenger Accidents
Investigations into accidents and passenger injuries can uncover a wide range of potential causes, from malfunctioning safety systems or employee error to problems with the track or signals. Because of the potentially catastrophic results and devastating consequences of train accidents, working with an experienced, knowledgeable railroad attorney is critical for injured train passengers.
Common causes of passenger injury accidents include:
- Train Derailments
- Sudden braking
- Excessive speed
- Mechanical failure
- Railroad defects
- Operator or employee error
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Reckless pedestrians and motorists
Train passengers trust that train operators are properly licensed, well-rested, and able to safely perform their duties to protect those around them. They also trust that railroad managers, who are responsible for inspecting track, making sure safety devices are working, and ensuring a safe environment for passengers, are doing their jobs. Unfortunately, this is often not the case.
National Transportation Board statistics show that in an average year, well over 1,000 passengers are injured. Many passengers suffer fatal injuries every year. These statistics can spike dramatically when a major derailment or accident occurs, such as the 2015 Amtrak derailment, the 2005 and 2008 Metrolink and Union Pacific accidents, and the 1993 Amtrak accident.
Injuries in Amtrak Accidents
Because of the forces involved and size and power of trains, train accidents can cause a wide variety of significant injuries. Our Amtrak passenger injury attorneys at Bolt Law Firm have handled cases with injuries ranging from lacerations and broken bones to traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and death.
Train accident lawsuits are usually much more complicated than regular personal injury lawsuits, and will involve lengthy, complex investigations and formal litigation that will be hard fought by railroads and their attorneys.
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Railroad accidents can be devastating. Your livelihood, your ability to work, provide for your family, and pay for medical bills, and your ability to lead a fulfilling life could be at stake. The railroad’s claims investigators and lawyers will work against you from the minute the accident is reported.
At Bolt Law Firm, we’re committed to helping Amtrak accident victims level the playing field and fight for the justice they deserve. Based in Anoka County, we proudly serve clients across Minnesota and beyond. Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation.