Charleston Train Accident Lawyers
Representing Victims Injured in Train & Railroad Collisions
Though train accidents don't happen as frequently as
auto accidents or get the publicity of airplane accidents, thousands of train accidents
occur each year in the United States. The most common type of train accident
is a derailment, followed by impacts with other objects at highway-rail
crossings. In South Carolina, Charleston has many train accidents in a
year compared to other regions.
If you've been injured in a train accident in or around Charleston,
contact Kahn Law Firm, LLP
for a free consultation.
Major Causes of Train Accidents
Train accidents can result in many types of
catastrophic injuries for victims. From a single person
slipping and falling into a train's path to a chemical spill that can impact an entire
community, the scope of each train accident can be vastly different. That's
why it's so crucial to speak with a lawyer who has experience in train
accident litigation. You can rest assured that the train company already
has a host of high-powered attorneys working hard to build a defense for them!
The common causes of train accidents include:
- Faulty tracks or equipment
- Debris on the tracks
- Excessive speeds
- Failure to use horns or lights
- Distracted operator
- Failure to brake on time
Our team can investigate who caused the crash, why the crash occurred,
and who is liable for compensation. We have the experience and resources
to help clients just like you seek fair compensation for your injuries.
Common Carrier Laws Apply to All Public Transportation
Public transportation companies must comply with common carrier laws to
ensure the safety of their passengers and/or cargo. Such regulations can
include standards for training employees, rules on how to safely operate
a carrier, routine maintenance of equipment, and more. Failure to adhere
to such regulations makes the carrier liable for any injuries that result
from their negligence.
Serving the Injured with 80+ Years of Experience
At Kahn Law Firm, LLP, our Charleston
personal injury lawyers have
80 years combined experience. Having litigated cases throughout South Carolina and the United States,
we count it a privilege to protect accident victims from the self-serving
interests of insurance companies, corporate giants, banks, hospitals,
and the government. By limiting our overall caseload, we ensure that every
client gets personalized attention!
If you are interested in our dedicated, client-focused legal services,
then fill out a free initial case evaluation
form! We are available 24/7.