Trains are a great way to transport freight and people all around the country, but are they entirely safe? According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, train accidents are not as uncommon as one might think. In fact, 204 people suffered from train accident-related injuries in 2018.
Although an unfortunate statistic, this means you’re not alone if you’ve suffered an injury as a result of a train accident. Don’t handle your recovery alone. At Elstein Legal, our team of experts have handled cases similar to yours and can help you pursue any compensation to which you may be entitled.
Miami Beach Train Accidents
If you’re living in Miami Beach, you’ve most likely seen the Brightline Commuter. A sleek, new addition to Florida’s public transportation, the Brightline Commuter is one of the most beneficial additions to the state in quite some time. But while intentions are good, there’s still potential for it and other rail-lines to cause injury due to negligence or mismanagement of the transportation system.
According to Statista, rail accident-related fatalities in the U.S. rose to 937 in 2019. Although the Brightline Commuter is not entirely to blame, one can anticipate that these numbers may continue to rise as the railway continues to expand. As a result, we could likely see an uptick of train accident injuries.
Types of Train Accident Injuries
Train accident injuries can include—but are not limited to—the following:
- Broken ribs
- Fractured neck
- Broken legs
- Blunt trauma injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
And these are just some of the injuries you may suffer from in the event of a train accident. Depending on the facts of your case, you may also be eligible for assistance that extends beyond your injuries. Whether it’s permanent or temporary, our team in Miami Beach can help you fight for lost wages.
For example, if you break your arm in a train accident, you may be unable to work at your job as you stay home and recover. In this scenario, you would miss out on wages that you can normally count on to pay for living expenses.
In addition to helping you with medical bills and injury-related wage losses, you may also be entitled to compensation for non-financial losses like pain and suffering. Large insurance providers may be able to guide you towards a settlement that doesn’t account for these difficulties. This is yet another reason why working with a personal injury lawyer can make navigating the legal process easier.
Why Choose Elstein Legal to Represent your Case?
Since opening Elstein Legal in 2018, Miami personal injury attorney Brian L. Elstein has recovered millions on behalf of his deserving clients. A cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Brian Elstein honed his skills early as a member of the Nova Trial Association.
Today, he is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Florida and has been selected to the 2022-2023 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine – a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida, and named 2022 Best Litigation Attorney by Expertise.com.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you have injuries due to someone else’s negligent behavior, you deserve compensation to help recover from your injuries. At Elstein Legal, we can help you with all aspects of your claim, including going to trial if necessary to ensure you get what you need.
Call us at (305) 299-2835 or contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. There is no fee unless we win your case.