Railroad Accident Attorneys Malden, Boston

About Train Accident Cases

Businesses, commuters, and travelers nationwide rely on rail transportation for quick efficient transportation of goods and passengers. Unfortunately, recent cost-cutting measures in the rail industry have been accompanied by increasing numbers of serious accidents. These accidents lead to injuries affecting thousands of individuals and families who choose the railroad each year. Our train accident attorneys have represented injury victims in need of lawyers for decades. Located in Malden and serving the Boston area, Rodman, Rodman & Sandman regularly wins large verdicts and settlements for clients in need.

Types of Train Accidents

Though less common than auto accidents, train crashes are no less tragic. A railroad accident is destructive on a grand scale. Our attorneys negotiate forcefully with lawyers representing railroad companies in order to take the liable parties to task for their negligence.

Common types of train accidents include:

  • Collisions with other trains: Multi-train collisions are typically the result of insufficient or ineffective communication between railroad employees, resulting in confusion over which train is supposed to be on the track at the site of the accident.
  • Derailments: When a train derails, the culprit is often defective equipment. Railroads that do not maintain their trains, tracks, and other equipment risk catastrophic accidents. Derailments also happen if the train's conductor is reckless, operating the train at unsafe speeds for the tracks or weather conditions.
  • Collisions with passenger vehicles: Because trains take so long to stop and cannot maneuver, they have difficulty avoiding cars and other passenger vehicles on the tracks. Motorists who try to rush ahead of a train in order to avoid waiting for it to pass risk both their own lives and those of the train's passengers and crew.

In all these scenarios, negligence on someone's part is the most common root cause of the train crash. If someone you love is injured or killed in a railroad accident, you need lawyers who know your position. Our attorneys understand the gravity of a serious injury, and although we know that no amount of money can truly make up for a catastrophic accident, we will do everything possible to make sure you are well compensated.

Handling a Railroad Accident Lawsuit

As an individual, negotiating for compensation in the aftermath of a serious train accident is a daunting task. Because the scope of the disaster is so huge, it can be difficult and time-consuming to reconstruct the accident sufficiently to support a strong legal case. Large insurance and rail companies habitually try to pay as little as possible to the victims of accidents. Add to this the stress of dealing with serious injuries or a wrongful death, and the value of railroad and train accident attorneys becomes clear. Our lawyers have represented Boston, Malden, and Somerville-area residents for decades, committing the expertise and resources necessary to win large verdicts and settlements against those responsible for rail accidents.

Speak with Our Train and Railroad Accident Attorneys

A serious injury can profoundly alter your life. If your family has been affected by a serious train or railroad accident, you need trustworthy attorneys. Contact our lawyers for able representation in Boston, Malden, and the surrounding area. We can help you pursue full compensation in a court of law.