According to the Federal Railroad Administration, nearly 8,000 Americans are injured every year in railroad accidents. Roughly 700 of those annual injuries are fatal. These numbers include employees, passengers, commuters at road crossings and others. In Colorado alone, more than 300 people have been killed or injured along the state’s railways since 2012.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic injury in a railroad accident, our Denver train accident attorneys can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries and hold the negligent parties responsible. Contact Leventhal Sar LLC today by completing the form on this page or calling (303) 515-7355 to discuss the details of your case for free. Our Denver office serves clients from Aurora, Cherry Creek and throughout Colorado.
Types of Train Accidents
Railway accidents can affect one person who slips and falls onto the tracks, or an entire neighborhood when a train is derailed. Train accidents can take many forms in Colorado, including:
- Pedestrians being struck by a train
- Railroad crossing accidents
- Train collision with an automobile
- Train collision with another train
- Train derailment
Injuries that result from a train accident can often be far more catastrophic than those suffered in other accidents, often requiring extensive medical treatment and long-term therapy and care. Tragically, many train accident injuries result in death.
Negligence in a Train Crash
Railroad companies have an obligation to ensure the safety of their employees, passengers and the communities through which they travel. If an injury occurs because the railroad company neglected to provide sufficient safety conditions, equipment or training, the company may be held liable for failing to keep the public or employee safe.
The train accident lawyers of Leventhal Sar LLC will aggressively fight for your rights if you have suffered an injury due to any form of railroad company negligence, such as:
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Failing to maintain railroad crossings
- Overworking employees
- Improperly maintaining trains or equipment
- Failing to perform frequent inspections
- Improperly or inadequately training employees
- Failing to establish a safe working environment
Light Rail Accidents
As the light rail expands across Denver and throughout the surrounding communities, more and more people are affected by train crossings. For those who are unfamiliar with an area or light rail itself, the chances of tracks and crossings creating a hazard increase dramatically.
Light rail accidents are preventable, and the responsible parties must be held accountable. Our knowledgeable and diligent train accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate the cause and details surrounding your light rail accident to determine whether the light rail operator was at fault, or the city is at fault for poorly designing or maintaining the traffic crossings and signage.
Contact Our Denver Train Accident Attorneys Today
Railroad companies are usually big corporations with large legal teams working on their behalf. If you have suffered injuries due to company negligence, you will likely be offered a small and insufficient amount of compensation for your suffering and medical costs.
You need experienced legal representation that will protect your rights and won’t back down from big companies. Before you speak with the railroad company, contact Leventhal Sar LLC to evaluate the strength of your case and the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
When you schedule a free consultation with our attorneys, you can trust that you are receiving the attention, knowledge and experience you need to obtain the justice you deserve. We don’t believe in cookie-cutter representation. We will focus on the specifics of your unique situation. We will communicate with you often and honestly through every step of your case. We work on a contingency basis, so we won’t get paid until you do.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a railroad or light rail accident in the Denver area, contact the train accident attorneys of Leventhal Sar LLC online or at (303) 515-7355 today to schedule your free consultation. We proudly help accident victims in Aurora, Cherry Creek and throughout Colorado.