Trains can be extremely dangerous and train accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries. A recent train derailment in Oklahoma City left two victims with injuries. Though considered non-life threatening injuries, the victims were treated at a local hospital. According to authorities, eight rail cars and two locomotives were thrown from the tracks in the derailment. An investigation into the cause of the train derailment accident is ongoing.
Train accidents can result in tremendous harm and damages for victims involved in them. Train accidents can also arise in a number of different ways and circumstances. Depending on the circumstances, if the victim of a train accident has been harmed by the negligence of another party, there are important legal remedies that may be available for the recovery of damages.
Because train accident victims may suffer physically, emotionally and financially following an unexpected train accident, they may be able to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered. Recovery of damages depends on the unique circumstances of each situation and specific damages suffered by the victim or the victim’s family. In general, damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering may be available to victims. As circumstances vary, additional options and damages may also be available to victims.
Regardless of the circumstances, it is always important for victims to be aware of, and familiar with, what legal options they have and the remedies that may be available to them and their family members. Train accidents may not be as common as accidents involving other vehicles. When they do occur, however, train accidents can have horrific consequences.
Source: Newson6.com, “Two Injured After Train Derails In Oklahoma City,” Rachel Calderon, Sept. 21, 2015