This blog recently discussed the importance of railroad safety. A man was recently killed in a train accident in a nearby community north of the Oklahoma City area. Oklahoma authorities are investigating how the train accident occurred. The man who was killed in the fatal train accident was driving a semi truck and, as the train passed at the rail crossing, the semi truck and the train collided. The 47-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the train accident. The 28-year old train engineer and 49-year old conductor of the train were not injured in the train accident.
Train accidents can be both horrific and complex. Family members of victims of a fatal train accident may be left with significant emotional and financial damages following the unexpected loss of their loved ones in a train accident. To help protect victims, the legal process provides options for different situations and circumstances and can help both train accident victims and their surviving family members when a loved one has been killed in a train accident.
Family members of train accident victims may be able to receive compensation for damages following a train accident including funeral and medical expenses, loss of support and services, lost prospect of inheritance and pain and suffering damages. Because damages are also unique to the circumstances of each accident and situation of each family, additional damages may be available as well depending on the circumstances and situation.
It is important for train accident victims and their families to know that they are protected. Because the circumstances surrounding train accidents can be complex, it is also important for victims and their families to have knowledgeable guidance when addressing their concerns following a train accident.
Source: Enidnews.com, “Man killed when semi strikes train crossing U.S. 412,” May 9, 2016