Comprehensive Care for the Maryland Victims of Train Accidents
Ensuring that you and your family are protected after a railway accident
Train accidents are incredibly serious; thankfully, they happen far less often than car, truck or even bus accidents. Because of their rarity, it takes a skilled attorney to handle a personal injury case that results from a train accident. At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we put our more than 60 years of combined experience to work for our clients who were injured in train accidents, to build more comprehensive strategies designed with your needs in mind. Our skilled lawyers know what it takes to win in court, and we out our know-how and our exhaustive knowledge of personal injury law to work on your behalf and on behalf of your family members.
Types of railway accidents
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. protects clients who have been injured in:
- Derailments. Derailments – when the train physically goes off the tracks – are uncommon accidents, but because of their deadly nature and extensive property damage, they tend to make the evening news. Derailments might be caused by a malfunctioning engine, or because of a problem with the train tracks themselves: debris on the tracks, broken or defective tracks or a mechanical error involving the railroad switch can all cause a derailment.
- Collisions with cars or pedestrians. Sometimes cars ignore the red light warning signal of an incoming train. Sometimes the red lights and the barrier fail to work properly. Pedestrians and onboarding/off-boarding passengers may also be in danger if the train begins to move before the track is clear. We protect the families of those hit by trains while in a car, stepping off the train or stepping on the train.
- Collisions with other trains. Faulty or defective railroad switches can lead to two trains colliding, because both trains will be on the same track. These collisions could lead to a derailment or a fire if the trains hit at a fast enough speed.
- Accidents inside the train. A sharp enough turn by a speeding train could potentially throw a passenger out of his or her seat. On rainy or snowy days, the floors of the train could be wet or even icy. If you’re injured because of a fall in a train, we can help.
- Accidents involving a faulty conductor. Train conductors, like truck drivers, are asked to work long hours and long shifts. A conductor who is too fatigued to operate the train could be just as dangerous as one who is distracted by a cell phone or impaired.
Whether you were injured on the MARC commuter train, on an Amtrak or on a train run for private entertainment purposes, Plaxen & Adler, P.A. can help. We help people just like you who were injured because of negligence, or who suffered because of a defective train or track. If the tragic has come to pass, we can protect your family’s future by fighting for compensation through a wrongful death suit, to ensure that they will not have to worry about your home or your children’s futures.
Let us help you move forward after a train accident
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. has the skills, experience and resources to pursue even the most complex train accident cases. We know what you and your family need in order to start the haling process, and we do not back down until we know you are safe and secure. Please call 410.988.4449 or contact us online to schedule free initial consultation with a personal injury attorney who can help.