When you board a train in Washington DC, whether an Amtrak or the Metro, you probably aren’t worried about being hurt in a train accident. This is because we rarely hear about train crashes anymore, and so you can be fairly certain that your trip will be uneventful and you will arrive at your destination (whether or not you will be on time is another matter entirely). That said, there are a number of ways that you can be injured while riding a train — whether the train is in an accident or if you are injured due to a hazard in the train car itself. Regardless of the cause of your accident, our goal will be to determine who is responsible for the accident and to hold them financially accountable for the damages you suffer as a result.
If you have been hurt in an accident on a train, contact our firm as soon as possible to speak directly with an experienced personal injury attorney about your rights as a victim and your options for compensation. Trying to take on an insurance company or team of attorneys representing the train company or other responsible party can be overwhelming even while you are in perfect health, and the added stress of your legal proceedings can have a serious impact on your recovery. This is why working with an attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make in the early days following your accident, and why the team at Balkin & Mausner Injury Lawyers LLP offers a free initial consultation to learn more about the next steps.
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The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we will be able to go through the specifics of your case and give you a better understanding of how we can work together, and what you can expect as a client of Balkin & Mausner Injury Lawyers LLP. We have a history of successes representing a range of different personal injury cases, and we will be happy to provide you with examples of past wins to give you a sense of our work.
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Examples of Train Accident Injuries in Washington DC
The following are a few of the many types of injuries you could suffer from a train accident. Whether you are hurt in a train derailment, a collision, or any other sort of accident that causes you injury, contact us now so that we can discuss your injuries and give you a sense of how we can help fight for the money that you truly deserve.
Whiplash is extremely common in all types of impact accidents, from car crashes to train accidents and any other type of accident where your head and neck may be snapped forward and back in one rapid motion. This type of injury is characterized by a stiff neck, jaw pain, headaches, shoulder pain, general mobility issues in the head, neck, and shoulders. When the head is snapped forward and back, it causes significant damage to the soft tissues in the area and may require a neck brace or additional medical intervention to make a full recovery.
Fractures and broken bones are also very common in train accidents as passengers are thrown forward into whatever sort of obstacle or structure is in front of them. Often, people will put their arms in front of them to protect their head and face from an impact, which often leads to broken wrists or arms; however, there are many other types of fractures that you may suffer during a train accident as well. Regardless of the specific nature of your fracture, the important thing is to ensure that you get medical attention as soon as possible so the injury can be set, supported, and treated in a way that will maximize your chances of a full recovery.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are also very common in train accidents as the passengers are thrown into the seatback in front of them, against windows, and into any other hard object that causes a serious blow to the head. Concussions are the most common types of TBIs, but others may include brain contusions, open lacerations to the head or skull, and others. If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, contact a doctor immediately to get proper care as soon as possible.
Lacerations can be caused by broken glass, sharp objects, or even a strong impact with a blunt object or surface. Regardless of how the laceration was caused, the important takeaway is that these injuries can be very painful and cause serious, long term impacts that will affect your quality of life and your ability to return to work in your former capacity. Depending on the severity of your laceration, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible to avoid any complications due to blood loss or infection. Lacerations are among the many injuries that an attorney will help you recover damages for.
Often overlooked but just as important as a physical injury are the impacts on your emotional and psychological wellbeing. Being involved in an unexpected accident can have a serious impact on your emotions, and can lead to things like depression, anxiety, fear, and more. Since emotional trauma does not have a measurable dollar value, it can be difficult or overwhelming to request them when working with an insurance company. Fortunately, the team at Balkin & Mausner Injury Lawyers has years of experience seeking fair non-economic damages for clients, and we will be able to negotiate on your behalf for a settlement or award that you truly deserve.