If you or a loved one was injured in a train accident, contact a train accident attorney as soon as possible. There is a statute of limitation—a time limit—to file a claim against the train company. If your loved one was injured in a train wreck and is not able to contact a railroad accident attorney, you should contact the attorney on your loved one’s behalf.
In addition to the time limit to file a claim, the train company’s insurance company will retain attorneys to “work” the case. The train accident attorneys will attempt settlement negotiations. You will most likely get a higher amount of compensation if you have your own train accident attorney.
If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, the case may move forward into litigation. Train accident litigation is complicated, using many expert witnesses schooled in railroad physics. A train accident attorney has the experience to negotiate fair compensation for you or your loved one, and also has the litigation experience to take the case to trial in the event that the insurance company denies a fair settlement.