Weighing in at several thousand tons, passenger and freight trains are capable of causing devastating physical damage and catastrophic injury and death in the event of a collision. Whether the accident is one in which two trains collide, if a single train is derailed, or if the train strikes an automobile or pedestrian at a crossing, the results are frequently life-changing or even fatal for the accident victims.
In many cases, the railway company is found to be at fault for these serious accidents, whether through the negligence of the train's engineer or other crew members or through a failure to uphold safety standards.
You may be approached by a representative from the railroad company with a request that you make a statement about the accident or sign paperwork, or they may even offer you an out-of-court settlement. Realize that they are doing this not to give you fair treatment, but are actually attempting to settle your case at a minimum of expense.
Don't agree to discuss the case or take any further action before consulting with Farah Law, so that our El Paso railroad accident attorneys can evaluate your situation and determine how much your claim for damages is worth. The economic impact of a railroad accident can be considerable, and you should not waive your right to pursue legal action by accepting a settlement that is less than what you deserve.
At Farah Law, we fight for the rights of accident victims and their families, and an El Paso railroad accident lawyer from our team can meet with you to discuss your case and determine whether you have grounds to sue for personal injury or wrongful death. We have a proven track record of success that includes winning millions of dollars and for taking on even the most challenging cases which other attorneys avoid, and we want to help you find your way through this difficult experience.
Contact our El Paso injury attorneys today to learn about your rights and options to pursue compensation if you were harmed in a railroad accident. Schedule your free consultation today.