Baltimore Train Accident Lawyers
Recover damages for injuries incurred on a train, on the tracks or in the station
Trains are generally an excellent source of reliable, cost-effective transportation in Maryland and along the east coast. Major train collisions and derailments are rare; however, due to the significant weight and speed of train cars, a conductor or company error can quickly become a major disaster. Although usually only large, catastrophic accidents get extensive media coverage, thousands of less dramatic accidents occur each year. For the victims of these smaller train accidents, the loss and injuries are equally devastating.
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. advocates aggressively for clients who have been injured in train, car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. We give you the respect and compassion you deserve as we pursue the justice and compensation to which you are entitled.
Potential Defendants in train accident cases
Multiple parties are often liable for causing train accidents. Our team conducts thorough investigations to determine who is legally responsible for causing a train accident. Depending on the specific circumstances pertaining to each case, we may decide to hold conductors, railroad corporations and/or municipal governments accountable.
Our Baltimore train accident law firm handles claims brought against:
- Cargo transport railroads
- Inter- and intrastate passenger railroads
- Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Light Rail
Car and pedestrian accidents
Railroad companies are responsible for protecting the safety of drivers and pedestrians who are crossing the tracks. From the tracks, it is almost impossible to comprehend how fast a train is actually traveling. Our Baltimore accident lawyers will carefully review the circumstances in your accident to determine if any corporation breached its duty by dangerously allowing:
- Broken crossing signals
- Lack of warning whistles
- No warning signs posted for pedestrians and drivers
- Train speeding through populated areas
- Unmarked railroad crossings
Train and Train Station Hazards
Hazardous conditions on a train or at a station could cause pedestrians to suffer serious injury. The following are examples negligence that could cause serious injury:
- Cracked pavement on platforms
- Dangerous gaps between a train and platform
- Derailment due to poorly maintained tracks
- Ice or snow on station stairs or floors
- Luggage falling onto passengers from overhead racks
- Open spaces between cars accessible to passengers (unlocked) while moving
- Stopping short, sudden braking
- Violent assault that occurs at a train station or on a train
Dangers of freight train accidents to Maryland communities
A wreck involving a freight train can affect an entire community, especially if the cargo is highly flammable, volatile or toxic. An explosion may damage nearby buildings and injure people inside. A long-burning fire can release poisons into the environment. Chemical spills can pollute the air, drinking water and soil, causing immediate acute illnesses and chronic diseases throughout an entire community.
Baltimore Train Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Can Help Recover Compensation for your Injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, call Maryland train accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our firm is available by phone 24 hours per day to take calls from accident victims, and we handle personal injury claims throughout Maryland on a contingency basis. We make your satisfaction our number one priority. Don’t hesitate, call our Baltimore train accident lawyers today.