Denver, Colorado

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How a Denver Train Accident Attorney Can Help

Accidents commonly occur due to negligence on the part of the train company, railroad employees, manufacturers of equipment, or governmental agency. Whether you’re an employee, a passenger, or a bystander, if you’re injured by a train, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries, medical bills, lost income, loss of future income, and pain and suffering.

Our Denver train accident lawyer has won millions of dollars for our clients. If you’re the victim of a train accident, it’s essential to document physical and financial injury. Financial injury includes loss of wages and loss of future earning power. We can provide the guidance necessary to accurately calculate your future losses, so you don’t end up with less than you need and deserve.

Frequently Asked Train Accident Questions

What Are Some Reasons Railway Injuries Occur?

  • Motor vehicle-train collisions
  • Derailments
  • Hazardous material accidents
  • Railroad crossing accidents

What Are Some Causes for Railway Injuries?

Most accidents are avoidable. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTBS), the majority of train fatalities are trespassers struck by trains. Unprotected railway crossings don’t have lights or signals so there’s no warning that a train is coming. Bystanders are hurt or killed at these crossings. Being hit by a train is not usually survivable. It’s also dangerous for the people riding the train and other bystanders.

Train derailments and hazardous material spills can cause injury to bystanders. Sometimes passengers are injured while boarding or disembarking from the train. Other causes include:

  • Poor maintenance
  • Defective safety equipment on the train
  • Defective or inadequate safety equipment at the railway crossing
  • Mechanical failures
  • Distracted pedestrians
  • Negligent motor vehicle drivers
  • Misaligned tracks
  • Speeding
  • Cargo loaded unevenly
  • Breaks in the track
  • Defective wheels or other equipment
  • Human error or negligence

Passenger trains travel at a high rate of speed and passengers do not wear safety devices. This means that even a small accident can cause great injury or even wrongful death.

If you work for the railroad, it is a reasonable assumption that your employer will do everything within their power to keep you safe. The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) requires that a reasonably safe workplace is provided, inspections must be conducted to keep the workplace free of hazards, the employer must enforce safety rules and ensure that training and supervision are in place.

Who Investigates Railway Accidents?

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) monitors train incidents every day of the year. Their primary investigatory focus is on accidents involving railway equipment or highway-rail crossings, and fatalities of employees and contractors. Their findings are available through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Why Hire Jordan Law?

We focus on our clients

At our firm, clients come first. We care about the individuals we represent and work hard so victims and their families can obtain the justice they deserve. Our team believes there is a direct correlation between our passion for what we do and our continued success in fighting for the rights of the injured. Our track record affirms this. We have proven our ability to win.

We take the time necessary

As our client, you can always rely on us to be available for your questions and concerns. We work very hard to give each case the nuanced advocacy required. Rather than overloading our attorneys with cases, we are selective so that we can be sure to give each case we accept the full attention it needs. Our firm is available to clients 24/7 throughout the duration of their case.

We are respected in our field

Our lead attorney is a member of the prestigious, invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and has been named among The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Our reputation in the profession only affirms what our clients already know: When it comes to fighting for the injured, Jordan Law is a team on which you can count.

Carl L.

After extensively searching for an attorney to take my case, and having no success, I was referred to Jordan Law. He was quick to respond and follow up with me. I was struggling to keep it together throughout this difficult experience, but the confidence and trust they built with me gave me to motivation to keep persevering