Train/Railroad accidents are typically considered “common carrier” accidents. Train operators and local railroads can be held accountable if you or your loved one has been injured in an accident which occurred due to the failure of the railroad to meet required standards of care. This may also be true in instances involving slips/trips/falls on railroad platforms, collisions, derailment, mechanical failure, operator error, dated tracks, defective railroad crossings and other types of railroad related accidents.
In some instances railroads are owned or operated by government entities which can shorten the time allotted to file a case. You must act quickly to protect your rights.
Other examples of common carriers which can be held accountable for accident related injuries are airplanes, buses, and taxi-cabs.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a railroad or other common carrier accident in Casper, WY or throughout the state of Wyoming, call us today at (307) 266-LAWS (5297), or Email us now.