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Portland Train/Railroad Accident Attorney

While riding in a train is statistically safer than traveling on most other forms of transportation, train incidents injure many people a year. In addition to injuries that can happen to passengers, many freight and passenger trains are involved in accidents with vehicles that lead to significant injuries in property damage. These incidents have a variety of causes and are often due to the negligence or carelessness of another person. The Portland train & railroad accident attorneys at Nichols Law Group are ready to handle these cases.

Nichols Law Group can help with this case

A train or railroad accident injury can be scary, and you needed attorney you can trust to handle your case. Nichols Law Group has 35 years of experience handling tough personal injury cases.

Our firm has a proven track record of success and has recovered more than $40 million for our clients through settlements and verdicts.

We are a full-service law firm that focuses only on personal injury cases. This gives us an advantage over law firms who handle cases in multiple practice areas.

You will never have to worry about upfront legal fees or out-of-pocket expenses. We do not collect legal fees until we secure a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Why is having an attorney beneficial for these cases?

Train and railroad accidents can become incredibly complex. There will be multiple parties involved, and a thorough investigation will need to be conducted by your Portland train/railroad accident attorney. Your attorney will be responsible for:

  • Obtaining all evidence related to the incident, including video surveillance, eyewitness accounts, and accident reports.
  • Ensuring your medical records are evaluated by a trusted healthcare professional who can assess the extent of your injuries.
  • Negotiating with all parties involved to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.

How do train/railroad accidents occur?

According to safety data provided by the US government, there were 11,680 total train accidents or incidents reported during the latest year across the country. The data shows that 832 people lost their lives in these incidents. However, thousands more were injured.

In and around Portland, trains have various functions. Many carry passengers, while others are freight trains carrying cargo around the state and throughout the US. Trains are capable of causing severe injuries, including the following:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Head trauma injuries
  • Severe neck and lower back injuries including ruptured discs
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Amputations
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Facial lacerations resulting in permanent disfigurement

In a train or railroad accident injury case, there may be various parties who are liable. This can include the railroad company, property owners, train manufacturers, government agencies, and more.

What kind of compensation could I secure for a train/railroad case?

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a train or railroad accident, seek legal assistance today. Whether you were a passenger on a train or In a vehicle struck by a train, the team at Nichols Law Group is ready to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of all medical bills related to the incident
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the train operator or owner

When you need a Portland train/railroad accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 503-224-3018.