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Train Accidents

Mesa Train Accident Lawyers

Experienced Legal Representation and Compassionate Support in Arizona

Between fuel costs, day-to-day bills, and rush-hour traffic, many people seek alternative modes of transportation as a way to improve their commute experience. From the bustling downtown area of Phoenix to the hot nightlife scenes of Tempe, the light rail is a popular method of public transportation. There are also some parts of Phoenix and Mesa where trains still run through the city. While these trains certainly serve an important function and provide a convenient service to the people of the Valley, they can also be a significant hazard. Although they are few and far between, train accidents can and do happen, and these accident injuries can be serious. Our train accident lawyers in Mesa, AZ, have the experience necessary to handle your case, defend your rights, and get you the compensation you deserve.

Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC’s train accident attorneys in Mesa have the expertise to navigate not only the city and state laws, but federal laws as well. While the light rail is restricted to certain parts of the Phoenix area, other trains may cross state lines. This means they fall under federal jurisdiction and come with a completely new assortment of laws and regulations. Luckily for you, we are well-versed in personal injury and train accident cases. As your go-to accident attorneys in Mesa, we fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected. We know what to look for to establish liability and enforce your claims.

Call Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC today at (480) 833-8800 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our train accident attorneys in Mesa.

Common Causes of Train Accidents

There are several situations that can lead to train accidents and personal injuries, but the most common among them are:

  • Poorly designed or constructed railroad crossings
  • Limited vision
  • Speeding
  • Malfunctioning warning equipment, such as lights, bells, or crossing arms
  • Derailment
  • Obstructions on the railroad tracks

Common Injuries in Train Accidents

Train accidents can result in catastrophic injuries because of trains' sheer size and force. Passengers, pedestrians, and motorists involved in train accidents often suffer severe harm. Common injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): The impact of a train accident can cause traumatic brain injuries, leading to long-term cognitive impairments.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Train accidents may result in spinal cord injuries, causing paralysis or significant motor function limitations.
  • Orthopedic Injuries: Fractures, dislocations, and other orthopedic injuries are common in train accidents, often requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Burn Injuries: In the event of a train derailment or collision, fires may occur, causing severe burn injuries to victims.
  • Internal Injuries: The force of a train accident can lead to internal injuries, affecting organs and requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Psychological Trauma: Survivors of train accidents may suffer from emotional distress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the traumatic experience.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Train Accident Claim?

When pursuing a train accident claim, victims may be qualified to seek various types of damages to compensate for their losses. These damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Victims can retrieve compensation for all medical costs related to their injuries, including hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical treatments.
  • Lost Wages: If the injuries result in the victim's inability to work, they may be qualified for compensation for lost wages, including future earning capacity, if the injuries are permanent.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation could be sought for physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological suffering caused by the train accident.
  • Property Damage: Victims can recover damages for repairing or replacing their damaged property, such as vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In cases where a train accident results in death, surviving family members may pursue wrongful death damages, including funeral expenses and loss of financial support.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, punitive damages could be awarded to punish the responsible party for gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Train Accident Claim in Arizona?

It is essential to be aware of the statute of limitations when considering filing a train accident claim in Arizona. The statute of limitations sets a specific time frame within which a legal action must be initiated. In the state of Arizona, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including train accidents, is generally two years from the date of the incident. Missing the applicable deadline can lead to the forfeiture of the right to pursue compensation.

Contact Our Train Accident Attorneys in Mesa Today

Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC has a team of tenacious attorneys that deal with a wide variety of injury cases. We know how to navigate Arizona and federal laws to guide you through the entire process from start to finish.

Get a FREE consultation with our Mesa train accident lawyers by calling (480) 833-8800 or contacting us online!

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