Our team will help you get compensation for the injuries you suffer through the negligence and or fault of the rail road.
For residents of New Mexico, trains offer a convenient form of transportation. However, few passengers are aware that train accidents occur on a regular basis, leaving those involved suffering serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. At The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC , we provide the aggressive legal representation you need in these types of cases. While you focus on your recovery, we focus on holding the rail road and their employees accountable for the injuries you have suffered.
The New Mexico Rail Runner is just one of several commuter trains that run throughout the area. With many residents in New Mexico relying on these services regularly the railroad is responsible for its negligence when injuries occur as a result. Unfortunately, few are aware of the potential risks they could be taking or the serious injuries that could result if a train accident occurs.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) , more than 20 train accidents occur each year in New Mexico. While train workers face the highest risks, roughly half of these accidents affect commuter train passengers. At The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, we protect you when these injuries occur. As experienced New Mexico train accident attorneys, we help victims and their families get the compensation they deserve for the following types of injuries:
- Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle or tendon strains, sprains, and tears;
- Broken bones and multiple fractures;
- Severe lacerations and burn injuries;
- Crushing injuries, resulting in amputations and damage to internal organs;
- Back and neck injuries, such as whiplash and damage to the discs or spinal cord;
- Head injuries, resulting in concussion and traumatic brain injuries.
These injuries can impact every area of your life, preventing you from working while requiring ongoing medical care. In these situations, we hold train companies and their employees accountable so you can get the compensation you need to recover.
When train accidents do occur, there needs to be an investigation to determine the underlying causes. Data from the FRA Office of Safety Analysis indicate that the most common causes include:
- Problems with the track, roadbed, or structure;
- Errors involving signaling and communications;
- Mechanical and electrical failures;
- Human error, such as negligent operation or failure to follow the proper safety standards.
In all of these situations, the train company, through its employees such as; the conductor, or other employees may be held responsible. As experienced New Mexico accident attorneys, You can trust us to fight on your behalf, helping to ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to in your claim.
Train companies have teams of legal professionals working on their side. At The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC we act as a tough, tenacious legal advocate on your behalf, defending your rights to compensation. Contact the Law Firm of David C. Chavez now to request a free consultation today.