Train Accident Attorney in Little Rock, AR
Although train accidents are not as frequent as vehicle accidents, they can involve high damage claims and personal injuries. Little Rock, AR, attorney Thomas Buchanan is an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in train accidents, automobile, and trucking accidents. Our team of Little Rock accident lawyers have over 13 years experience in this area, pursuing and winning awards for their clients.
Train accidents generally involve freight rather than passengers, and these types of accidents occur nationwide about once every two hours. Of 998 Arkansas train accidents occurring during 2010, there were 4 fatalities and 643 passengers injured. The causes of train accidents vary, and some include train-pedestrian accidents. Railroad employees may also be hurt or killed at work. These workers have special protection under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) that allows those employees to initiate legal actions to recover their train-related accident damages.
Many times, there are non-train factors that cause the accidents, such as failure of equipment, derailing or structural defects. No matter what the cause of a train accident is, a collision with a heavy and unyielding train engine or car is going to cause some major damage to the train property and to any other vehicles or property that are part of that accident.
Clients that select the law firm of Thomas G. Buchanan can expect to get big-firm advantages and experience with small-firm response and personal attention. Our firm has high standards and is client-focused, ready to work as caring, courageous and committed legal representatives for every client, every day. We are aggressive and strive to maximize the value of each personal injury case. We are not like a mill operation where attorneys are just seeking a quick settlement offer. We are considered an elite firm; the attorneys that other lawyers send referrals to when needed. No case is too large or complex for our firm.
In our practice of law, we blend tenacity with integrity. Our intent to win is serious, as serious as the damages you may have had in a train or other vehicle accident. Call us now and get started to rebuild your life with the fair financial compensation you deserve. Monetary compensation for wrongful death, bodily injury, property damage, medical bills, long-term care and loss of income can be sought within the legal system; it is your right as a victim to be compensated for damages, especially when there was negligence. Caring, courageous, committed – the law firm of Thomas G. Buchanan works hard for every client, every day.
Data and Negligence
While train accidents certainly occur at a less frequent rate than automobile accidents, more people tend to be injured per train accident than those hurt in individual car accidents. Even freeway pile ups can’t compare to the hundreds of people on commuter trains that can be injured or killed in a single accident. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there were a reported 11,475 accidents / incidents involving trains in 2010. Within these accidents, 737 fatalities took place.
When railroad companies, conductors, or any other personnel working on or maintaining a train engage in negligent conduct they put the safety and lives of passengers at risk. Examples of negligence may include:
- Improper Operation
- Excessive Speed
- Faulty Parts
- Maintenance Errors
Any of these practices, and more, can cause catastrophic train accidents to take place. Trains can derail, collide with other trains, or smash into passenger cars. Establishing that the company who owns the train and pays the employees who operate it acted with negligence is vital in a personal injury or wrongful death action. Contact our elite Little Rock train accident attorneys today. You and your family may be entitled to substantial compensation.
Courageous Litigation for Maximized Recoveries
Over the past decade our top law firm has helped victims and families seek full recoveries in train accident cases. We regularly accept tough, challenging, and high-stakes cases that others simply turn down or shy away from. In our time serving the greater Arkansas area, the experienced Little Rock train accident attorneys at the Law Office of Thomas G. Buchanan have consistently averaged a recovery figure of over half a million dollars. This fact alone helps illustrate the tenacity and integrity that our personal injury attorneys carry with them into the courtroom — for every client, every day.
Serious injuries demand serious litigation. The pain and suffering after one of these injuries can last a lifetime; victims will need a total compensation figure that will continue to provide for them, long after their accident took place. Contact the experienced Little Rock train accident attorneys at our law firm today. With our unparalleled legal expertise we can help you towards a maximum recovery for your injury or loss. Our law office can be reached at 501.296.9820. Alternatively, you can contact us via e-mail and we will respond to you in a timely manner.
Don’t let this injury dictate how you live your life; our courageous, caring, and committed attorneys are here for you during this difficult time. Please call or contact us today.