Common Causes of Oklahoma Train Accidents
The sheer size and weight of trains can lead to disastrous and even deadly results in an accident. Even small errors can have enormous consequences, whether a passenger or freight train. Some of the top causes of train accidents in Oklahoma include:
- Nonexistent or malfunctioning railroad crossing signals
- Mistakes made by the engineer or conductor
- Equipment malfunctions and failures, with the train or the railroad tracks
- Train operator’s use of a cell phone or other distracting device
In other instances other drivers or pedestrians can cause accidents that result in serious damages and injuries for you or a loved one.
What to Do if You are Injured in an Accident
Just as other types of motor vehicle accidents, a train accident is an extremely traumatic experience. It can be difficult to remember what to do. After such an accident, you should receive medical attention, even if you believe you are unhurt. Do not discuss the events with anyone until you have spoken with one of our attorneys. We can help guide you through taking notes of the accident, the resulting damages, and what steps you should follow. We can help ensure you receive the best medical care and handle any insurance agents or railroad representatives who may become involved.
How a Train Accident Attorney Help
Train accidents are often more complex than other accidents. You need an experienced attorney on your side to ensure negligent parties are held responsible for the damages they have caused. Railroad companies and their employees (including the train operator) may all be liable, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Not only will a railroad company try to avoid admitting any fault, but they will also do their best to minimize any payments you might receive from them.
The Tawwater Law Firm will fight for the full compensation you deserve, and are prepared to take your case to court if necessary.
The Tawwater Law Firm will work diligently on your behalf, conducting a full investigation to collect evidence proving the railroad company, conductor, or other party was negligent and caused the accident. Our attorneys can aggressively pursue compensation for pain and suffering caused by your injuries, as well as your resulting medical bills. We can also seek compensation for damage to your vehicle.
Without an attorney, or with a less experienced attorney, you could end up receiving nothing. If you did receive a settlement, chances are, it would be far less than what you truly deserve. The Tawwater Law Firm will fight for the full compensation you deserve, and are prepared to take your case to court, if necessary.
Receive Strong Representation
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries after a train accident, contact The Tawwater Law Firm online or call (405) 607-1400 to meet with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Our team can handle the details of your case to ensure you can focus on recovery.