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Train Accidents


Florida Train Accident Attorneys

Every year, hundreds of people die in the U.S. because of train accidents. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a Florida train accident, negligence on the part of the railroad or one of its employees may have caused serious, life-changing injuries. Now, you and your family are left to cope with exorbitant medical bills, lost wages, and possibly even funeral expenses. Our Florida personal injury lawyers understand the devastating financial and emotional toll catastrophic injuries like those you've suffered take on victims and their families. If you or a loved one were hurt in a Florida train accident, Parker Waichman LLP will go after those responsible, and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

For over 20 years, the Florida personal injury lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP have been helping injured people recover from serious accidents. We represent people in all manner of railroad accidents, including those involving:

  • Collisions involving two trains
  • Derailments
  • Collisions with passenger vehicles or pedestrians
  • Malfunctioning railroad crossings
  • Conductor negligence
  • Platform accidents
  • Turnstile malfunctions

Our Florida train accident attorneys will investigate the cause of your accident, and conduct a thorough review of the train's maintenance history as well as the driver's record. Once our investigation determines liability, we'll seek compensation from each responsible party. Our Florida train accident lawyers are very familiar with the tactics railroads and their representatives use to limit liability, so they'll be able to negotiate a settlement that fairly compensates you and your family. Parker Waichman LLP also boasts some of Florida's toughest and most experienced litigators, so we'll be ready if we have to take your train accident lawsuit to trial should a fair settlement be impossible.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a Florida train accident, please don't delay contacting Parker Waichman LLP. Florida and federal laws set strict deadlines for filing compensation in train accidents, and missing these deadlines could keep you from obtaining any compensation. Our firm offers a free legal consultation to all Florida train accident victims. Simply fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today for your evaluation with one of our experienced Florida train accident lawyers today.


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Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia Kills 7, Injures More than 200

May 14, 2015
An Amtrak train, going at more than the twice the speed limit as it entered a curve, derailed on Tuesday night, killing seven people and injuring more than 200. Federal authorities say the engineer reportedly jammed on the emergency brakes seconds before the derailment, but the train slowed only slightly from its 106 mile an hour speed, the New York Times reports. Survivors described a chaotic scene: passengers were thrown against walls and windows and luggage and other loose items fell on...

60 Injured - 5 Critical - when Two Metro-North Trains Collide in Connecticut

May 20, 2013
An eastbound train derailed while heading toward New Haven, Conn., at about 6:10 p.m. on Friday, May 17th, forcing it to careen into a westbound train on a nearby track, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).Ultimately 60 people were injured, five of them seriously, according to a New York Times report. The crash of the two Metro-North Railroad trains happened about 50 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, in Fairfield, Conn.One of the five seriously injured passengers was in...

Norfolk Southern Train Derails in Columbus, Ohio

Jul 12, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
A freight train derailment in Ohio Wednesday morning led to localized evacuations as three train cars carrying ethanol exploded and sparked massive fire. According to an Associated Press report from Columbus, Ohio, the derailment on tracks owned by Norfolk Southern Corp. did not result in any injuries but three train cars, each carrying 30,000 gallons of ethanol, exploded in the incident. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the scene later in the day Wednesday...

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