Denver Railroad Injury Lawyer

train-accident-300x200Trains are a genuinely cost-effective way to move goods and passengers, but they’re often involved in accidents that injure their employees, passengers, and others in motor vehicles. These type of accidents are often catastrophic or life threatening. A train derailment can even pose risks to an entire community if a chemical spill is involved.

If you or anyone you love has been injured in a train crash or derailment in Denver or elsewhere in the state of Colorado, speak at once to an experienced Denver railroad injury lawyer about your case. At the Denver law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. we can assess the details of your case, and if you pursue a personal injury claim, we can fight tirelessly for the reimbursement – and the justice – you need and deserve. 

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Many people may not realize that train accidents still happen every day in the United States. About 3,000 train accidents happen annually, which means that about one train accident occurs every ninety minutes. Derailments involving chemical spills – and forcing an evacuation of local residents – happen in the U.S. about twice a month.

Once you contact our team of attorneys, we will begin to investigate the accident and determine if you are entitled to compensation. Depending on the circumstances, our attorneys will work quickly to preserve and examine evidence from the wreckage to determine liability. Witnesses to the accident will also be contacted and interviewed while their memories of the accident is still fresh in their minds. Our investigators will work to determine who is liable for the accident and legally pursue them to recover compensation for your injuries.

After evidence is collected, our attorneys will protect your rights as you are interviewed by insurance representatives and authorities who are investigating the accident.

Because it’s important that an attorney has the opportunity to examine evidence and talk to witnesses, it’s always recommended to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a railroad injury occurs. The longer that you wait to contact an attorney, the more our investigation is delayed. With every day that passes, witnesses’ memories may fade and the evidence may lose its value. If you have been in a railroad accident, don’t wait to contact Norton and Bowers, P.C. to speak to experienced attorneys.

TYPES AND CAUSES OF RAILROAD ACCIDENTS

Railroad accidents typically occur when trains collide with other trains, passenger vehicles or derail off of the tracks. A number of factors can cause train accidents, however the most common reasons include:

  • Missing or inadequate warnings at railroad crossings
  • Mechanical or product failures
  • Railroad tracks are not properly maintained
  • Drivers or other members of the professional staff are not properly trained or are inexperienced

Most train accidents are caused by human error, negligence, or distraction. Others are caused by mechanical failure, defective parts, or improperly maintained tracks. And of course, train accidents also happen when the tracks are obstructed by trees, boulders, animals, people, or vehicles.

The Denver railroad accident lawyers at Norton and Bowers, P.C. can assist you with your case and work tirelessly to recover compensation for your injuries. After an accident, contact a lawyer as soon as possible to begin protecting your rights.

COMMON RAILROAD ACCIDENT INJURIES

Railroad injuries can be devastating to the victim and his or her family and loved ones. Many injuries can occur in railroad accidents, however the most common ones include:

  • Back, neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs
  • Permanent disabilities or paralysis

Although these injuries vary in severity, all of them can greatly impact the victims and their families’ lives for years to come. If you were injured in a railroad accident, first seek the medical attention and care you need. Then, schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at Norton and Bowers, P.C. to learn what legal options are available to you.

RAILROAD ACCIDENTS INVOLVING EMPLOYEES

Railroad employees work in a dangerous environment on a daily basis, and they deserve protection from injury. In 1905, the United States passed the Federal Employees’ Liability Act, legislation designed to protect railroad workers who are injured while on the job. Under FELA, railroad workers are legally protected and have the right to seek an attorney and file a claim against their employers. Railroad workers are also allowed to go to a doctor other than the one that their employee has recommended for medical assistance with an injury.

Railroad employees must work with a personal injury attorney to prove that the railroad companies, employee or manufacturer was at fault in causing the accident in order to bring a claim against them. The main point is to prove that the railroad worker was not given a reasonably safe place to work and as a result, suffered from an injury. Railroad employers are legally required to:

  • Provide proper training to employees and assist them in understanding their job functions and responsibilities
  • Enforce safety rules for all employees
  • Regularly inspect the work environment to ensure that it does not pose any risk to employees
  • Ensure that employees will not become victim to harmful, intentional acts by other employees
  • Provide training on all equipment that is used on the job
  • Provide proper protection needed for the job, including helmets, goggles, or clothing

If you were injured while working on a railroad or train and believe an employer, employee or manufacturer is responsible, contact the Denver railroad injury attorneys at Norton and Bowers, P.C. for assistance with your case.

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Our skilled litigation attorneys have years of experience providing representation to victims in a wide variety of cases, including those involving railroad accidents, motorcycle accidents, vehicle collisions with a pedestrian or bicycle rider on the street, and premises liability issues. Because of our extensive experience, we have the knowledge needed to achieve the best possible outcome for your railroad injury case. If you have been injured in a railroad accident, it is best you contact our business today to discuss potential damages. If the liable party is not willing to settle, our attorneys have the legal resources to bring your lawsuit to court and recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Norton and Bowers, P.C. serves clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is no attorney’s fee until you recover compensation from the defendant. If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence in a train accident in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, please call us promptly at 303-400-8100 or fill out the form on this site to arrange a free consultation. You’ll be able to speak directly to an experienced Denver railroad injury lawyer about your case. Offsite, weekend, and evening appointments are also available with our team. If you’re injured in a Colorado train accident because of another person’s negligence, let Norton and Bowers, P.C. go to work for you as quickly as possible.

 

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