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Train accidents typically involve injury or death from collisions between trains and motor vehicles at railroad crossings. However, they may also involve derailments where passengers are injured or killed, the escape of toxic fumes with resulting illness or death, and fire or damage to nearby property.

Statutory and common-sense rules apply to the operation of trains approaching or passing over crossings, including required warning signals and speed limitations. At Hovde Dassow + Deets, LLC, we are familiar with the rules and regulations applicable to train accidents and have pursued these cases to successful conclusions.

What Steps Should You Take After Suffering A Train Accident Injury

Accidents, especially those involving trains, can happen faster than you’d think. Because of this, it’s crucial you do the following:

  • Seek medical attention: Even if you feel fine, it’s crucial you visit your doctor or go to the hospital. Even if you feel okay, you may have a serious underlying injury that doesn’t show show signs or symptoms for weeks or months. Seeking medical attention early on can help you identify these injuries before they get worse and properly treat them.
  • Obtain evidence from the accident scene: Speak with authorities or other witnesses who were present at the accident scene. They may have photos, recollections or other information that may be crucial for your personal injury case.
  • Bring the evidence to your attorney: Once you have photos, reports, medical records and other forms of crucial evidence, your lawyer can help you use that evidence to create a compelling injury case on your behalf.
  • Don’t sign any documents: If the insurance or train company try to get you to sign a document limiting you to a certain amount of compensation for your injury, call us first. We can determine whether or not the amount they’re offering is fair. In most cases, it’s not.

When you take the appropriate steps, we can help you create a compelling and effective case for the compensation you deserve.

Who Can Be Held Responsible For A Train Accident In Indiana?

It all depends on the details of the accident. For example, if the train accident occurred due to improper loading of cargo or operator errors, the train company can be deemed liable for the accident. However, if the accident occurred due to an engineering malfunction, the train manufacturer could be held liable.

We can help you determine who is at fault by conducting a thorough investigation of the circumstances. From there, we can help you evaluate your options.

How Long Do You Have To File A Train Accident Injury Claim?

In Indiana, the statute of limitations for filing a train accident injury claim is two years. However, there can be exceptions to this rule. For example, if a child or person with a disability is an injury victim, they may have additional time to file a lawsuit in some instances.

What To Do If You Are Contacted By The Train Company’s Insurance Adjuster

If an insurance adjuster or other representative from the train company contacts you about the accident, you can refer them to us. They may be trying to find a fault or loophole in your claim they can exploit. We know how to handle these situations effectively and can protect your needs and best interests while speaking with them.

Can You Receive Compensation For Long-Term If Your Injuries Are Severe?

Yes, you can. We will use your medical records, evidence from the accident scene, witness testimony and analyses from medical professionals to demonstrate the severity of your injury and why you need long-term compensation.

We’re Here To Fight For You And Your Recovery

Schedule your free initial consultation with one of our Indianapolis train accident lawyers by calling us at 888-229-1778 or completing our online contact form today.