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Man Fatally Struck by Train in Montgomery County, Virginia

What Happened

On March 23, 2013 a man was discovered dead in Montgomery County, Virginia (VA) after he was struck by a train. According to a Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office news release, the Norfolk Southern Police Department reported a man had been struck by a train. When officers from the sheriff’s department arrived on the scene with Christiansburg Rescue Squad they pronounced the man dead. The accident took place near Switchback Road just south of Peppers Ferry Road between Christiansburg and Radford.  Police have launched an investigation into the man’s death but have not released any details or the identity of the man killed.

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The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective

It is always heart wrenching to hear of a fatal train accident. Due to the nature of trains and the lack of evasion maneuvers in the event of an emergency, railroad collisions are extremely deadly. If you or a loved one has been involved in a train accident that resulted in injuries or death, we urge you contact a Virginia (VA) railroad accident lawyer as soon as possible.  Although nothing can bring back your loved one or heal the emotional pain suffered, we can help take away the worries of medical and funeral expenses. Our Virginia (VA) railroad accident lawyers will help you get the most of any possible compensation to put your financial worries behind you. Our lawyers will personally work with you to determine the extent of the injuries as a result of the accident. After careful consideration of each detail, we will pursue civil action against negligent parties. Representation for train accidents requires expertise of experienced railroad accident attorneys, not all injury lawyers have the experience necessary for such a case. Our personal injury lawyers are nationally recognized in the field of railroad accident injury law and have represented many victims involved in accidents including a record setting $60 million jury verdict that was awarded to a clerk who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a Norfolk Southern railroad accident.

Potentially Helpful Info

If you have been injured in a freight train or passenger rail accident, download this free report written by personal injury attorneys based in North Carolina (NC) who specialize in railroad cases to begin learning about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation.

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