Atlanta Train & MARTA Accident Attorneys
Atlanta train and rapid transit accidents are rare but still cause injuries regularly
The size and speed of trains can cause significant injury to anyone and anything in their path. The main types of train accidents in Atlanta are train derailments, train vs. pedestrian accidents, and train vs. car accidents. Accidents and injuries involving the MARTA system are common in this bustling city.
- Train Derailments -Statistically, a train derails about every ninety minutes in the US. This is because railroads are effectively self-regulated and few attempts have been made by the federal government to examine or improve on their safety performance. Rail companies tend to rely on old technology developed decades ago, and few efforts have been made to improve safety.
- Pedestrian-Related Train Accidents - Approximately three hundred people die in train-related accidents in the U.S. each year. A number of these deaths are considered suicides, but many of these deaths are not by design.
- Car-Related Train Accidents - Railroad crossings are a dangerous place for motorists if not approached with the proper caution. There are about 5,800 car-related train accidents each year in the U.S. and the majority of these occur at railroad crossings.
When someone is injured in a train accident in Atlanta, what needs to happen next?
When someone is injured, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the financial cost. The major hospitals in the area include:
As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out how medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy.
When a train accident results in a serious injury or a fatality, The Weinstein Firm can help
When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to contact The Weinstein Firm train accident attorneys, to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and can be hard to manage without legal help.
Since our personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs and all fees are paid when the claim is settled, there is no downside to contacting us to learn more about your rights and options.