Imagine you’re tucked into bed, comfy and cozy. Your white noise machine is on and it’s the best sleep you’ve had in weeks. Suddenly you are physically jolted off the bed and onto the floor. You can’t see anything in the darkness but the noise is terrible and things are crashing all around you.
This may have been exactly what it felt like to a man who was asleep in his bedroom at 3am when a CSX railroad train derailed and sent a freight car barreling through the man’s house. It destroyed the house and the train car didn’t stop until it was 5 to 10 feet inside the house, knocking it off its foundation.
As Virginia train accident injury attorneys we are very familiar with railroad companies tactics to avoid legal liability. If you suffered a serious injury as the result of a train derailment, you may be able to pursue financial restitution for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other harms and losses against the railroad. The viability of your case depends on the facts and what exactly happened. If the derailment was caused by a track malfunction or operator negligence, your claim is likely viable. Our railroad injury law firm has experience handling train derailment injury cases.
In fact, our team of Virginia personal injury attorneys, with the assistance of co-counsel, obtained a record-setting 60 million dollar jury verdict for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a train derailment. Learn more about our historic derailment case here.