A recent accident involving a train in West Virginia has been covered dozens of times across numerous news channels and sent many in the surrounding areas reeling. The train was hauling millions of pounds of crude oil and derailed for unknown reasons.
Our firm understands the grave nature of train derailments and doesn’t take such accidents lightly. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries, personal harm, or property damage as the result of a train derailment, our West Virginia personal injury lawyers want to help you pursue justice. We have over 200 years of combined experience and display unparalleled commitment to each case we take on.
The sheer size of trains makes them a force to be reckoned with and when accidents occur, the results can quickly turn deadly. Train derailments remain common in the railroad industry. Negligence, improper track switching, and poorly trained crews can all lead to train accidents in West Virginia.
The consequences of these accidents are undeniable and can include:
The accident in Fayette County caused many people to be evacuated from their homes and prevented others from drinking water from their faucets. The effects of the contaminated river remains to be seen, but it could be very problematic for those living nearby.
If you’ve been victimized by a train derailment, the importance of obtaining legal counsel cannot be overestimated. Trains are usually backed by powerful corporations and this can make it difficult to recover the compensation you deserve. With an attorney on your side, you can avoid getting pushed around as you file a claim.
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