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What To Do If You've Been Hurt by a Train

1. Seek immediate medical attention.

Even if your first response is that you feel fine, if you have been involved in any kind of major collision or wreck, go to the emergency room and follow up with your primary care physician. 

Victims of traumatic incidents can experience shock or disorientation, and often the intense relieve following the incident can initially prevent noticing any other aches or pains.  Your doctor will know what injuries to look for and make sure you are treated and on alert for later-emerging problems.  And these records will be essential to prove your damages, particularly if your conditions worsen over time.

2.  Call the authorities to make a record of the scene and get all witnesses information. 

Serious catastrophes like train wrecks and rail accidents must be reported and recorded.  This is not a situation where you can just swap insurance cards and go home.  Make sure you call the local law enforcement agency to assist with securing the scene, helping injured persons, and preserving evidence.

But never make any statements or sign any releases or agreements without first consulting an attorney experienced in railroad accidents and injuries. 

3. Call the lawyers at Newman Bronson & Wallis and make sure you have an advocate representing your best interests.

Train wrecks and railroad accidents can involve complex legal issues and serious and complicated injuries and damages.  Questions of who was at fault or what factors contributed to the accident are not always black-and-white.  Finding the answers requires an investigation to gather necessary facts to start to put together a case.  And this type of investigation must be handled by a skilled attorney familiar with these types of cases and the laws governing Missouri’s railroads. 

We have over 100 years of combined legal experience representing people who were injured in railroad accidents.  We understand the injuries that victims of train wrecks suffer from and we are adept at advocating for victims’ rights.

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Contact us today - railroad laws have specific timelines to be followed in order for your case to survive.  We are here to listen and answer your questions – there is no charge or obligation.