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Fort Worth, TX Trinity Metro Train Accident Lawyer
Trinity Metro is one of the largest public transportation services in Texas, serving Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Formerly known in one form as the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Trinity Metro’s services to the Fort Worth area include TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express (operated in part by DART). If you or a loved one was injured in an accident on one of these trains or another Trinity Metro train, it is important to talk to an attorney about your injuries and how to seek compensation for the harms you suffered.
For a free legal consultation on your Trinity Metro train or TEXRail injury case, contact the Fort Worth Trinity Metro train accident lawyers at the Queenan Law Firm. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have spent decades representing victims of vehicle accidents and train accidents in injury lawsuits, and we may be able to take your case as well. For a free legal consultation on your case, contact our lawyers today at (817) 476-1797.
Suing Trinity Metro and TEXRail for Train Accidents in Fort Worth
If you or a loved one suffered injuries on a TEXRail or Trinity Metro train in the Fort Worth area, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against Trinity Metro for your injuries. Although this company is a large company responsible for transporting millions of people each day, avoidable accidents are unacceptable, and our attorneys may be able to help you get the compensation you need if you were hurt on a Trinity Metro train.
To hold a company like Trinity Metro responsible for a train accident, you must prove four factors to build your case:
- Trinity Metro owed you a duty as a passenger
- Trinity Metro breached this duty
- This breach of duty caused your injuries
- The injuries you faced include damages the court can compensate you for.
These four elements build a “negligence” lawsuit, one of the most common ways to claim damages for personal injury. Instead of claiming that the defendant intentionally injured you, negligence cases demonstrate that there was some kind of accident or oversight that should have been avoided and that the defendant is responsible for the accident.
In most train injury cases, the injuries you face result from one of the following types of breaches of duty:
- Problems with equipment resulted in a derailment or other accident
- A train operator’s lack of training, inattentiveness, fatigue, or distraction lead to a derailment, a crash, or another accident
- Improper warning signs or safety protocols resulted in a fall into the track area
- Low handicap accessibility caused you to fall or be injured on a train ride
- Dangers on the train platform caused you to fall or otherwise suffer injuries
Other accidents are also possible as well, and you should talk to an attorney about any injuries you suffered on a train since you may be entitled to sue the train company. Your attorney can help investigate your case and help you gather evidence to meet your burden of proof in your case and prove whether Trinity Metro should be held liable for your injuries.
Damages for Trinity Metro Accidents in Texas
If you or a loved one was injured in a Trinity Metro accident, you may be entitled to substantial damages for the injuries you faced. Train accidents often include traumatic injuries that could include serious harm like brain damage, spinal cord injury, traumatic amputation, or other injuries. Even less severe injuries like broken bones or severe cuts and scrapes can still involve substantial damages you may be entitled to compensation for.
In any case where you face personal injuries, you are likely entitled to at least 3 areas of damages. First, you may be entitled to damages for the medical bills you faced from your injury. Medical expenses can be quite high, especially if your injury was severe or resulted in ongoing care needs or permanent disability. If your injury caused you to miss work, you may be entitled to compensation to cover all lost wages you face because of the injury. This can include both the wages you missed during recovery as well as wages you will miss in the future if your injuries are permanent and require you to retire or take a less physically demanding job. Lastly, damages for an injury often include pain and suffering damages to pay you back directly for the harm you faced.
The goal of the compensation you receive in an injury case is to put you back to where you were before the accident. In many injury cases, this is impossible, and these damages are instead designed to make it up to you as best as the law can. This means paying the full value of any medical bills, lost wages, and other economic damages, and paying you back for the pain and anguish from the accident.
If you lost a loved one in a Trinity Metro accident, the damages may be more substantial. Funeral and burial expenses, the cost of lost companionship, the value of lot counsel, the end-of-life pain and suffering, and other damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are often higher than the damages in nonlethal injury cases, and it is important to talk to a lawyer about what damages you could be entitled to in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Call Our Fort Worth Trinity Metro Train Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
After being involved in a train accident on a Trinity Metro train, call the Queenan Law Firm to discuss your right to sue with our experienced Fort Worth Trinity Metro train injury attorneys. Our Fort Worth injury lawyers have represented injury victims for decades, and our attorneys fight to get victims and their families the financial compensation they need after serious injuries, even if it means suing big companies like Trinity Metro or DART. For a free legal consultation on your case, contact The Queenan Law Firm today at (817) 476-1797.