If you sustained injuries in an accident on a train or caused by a train in Miami, you might be eligible to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. However, identifying the liable party and navigating the claims process after a train accident can be difficult.
Let a Miami train accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato review your case for free. We treat our clients like family and can explain your rights and the steps necessary to pursue compensation for your losses. Call us today at (954) 633-8270 to get started.
Recoverable Damages After a Miami Train Accident
If we can build a case to prove the train operator or owner acted negligently and caused the accident and your injuries, you are eligible to pursue and recover compensation for the expenses and damages you endured because of the accident, such as:
- Treatment costs for all injuries, complications, and related care
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity, when applicable
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries, the accident, or getting treatment
- Property damages, such as replacing your vehicle
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other noneconomic damages
If your loved one passed away following a train accident in Miami or elsewhere in South Florida, our team may be able to help you pursue a payout through a wrongful death case. We can explain if you are eligible to take legal action and who we can recover compensation from. Reach out to us today to learn more.
Identifying the Liable Party in a Miami Train Accident Case
When a train causes a person or people to suffer injuries, those victims have a right to pursue compensation from the train’s owner and operator. This applies to:
- Passengers on the train
- Those in vehicles hit by the train
- Those on foot, bicycle, or another non-motorized vehicle injured by the train
- The family of those who died from their injuries following a train accident
These cases may be especially complex because of the high likelihood that the train owner is a large corporation or government agency. In Miami, train operators include:
Private Rail Transportation Companies
Government Agencies That Provide Rail Transit
- Metrorail, operated by Miami-Dade Transit
- Tri-Rail, operated by South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Our Miami personal injury attorneys can help you identify the liable party in your Miami train accident case and take the right steps to preserve your right to pursue compensation. If your accident involved a Metrorail train, Tri-Rail train, or other train operated by a government agency, the deadline to file a notice of claim is short. For this reason, we encourage you to contact a Miami train accident lawyer as soon as possible following your accident.
Call us today at (954) 633-8270 for your complimentary initial consultation with a member of our team.
Let the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato Handle Your Miami Train Accident Case
The Miami train accident attorneys from Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato know how complex these cases can be but will not hesitate to help an accident victim pursue the payout they deserve based on the facts of their case.
When you first discuss your case with one of our train accident lawyers in Florida, we will help you understand your rights. We go out of our way to make sure every client knows their options before we take legal action.
Then, we can begin building a solid case to prove negligence, liability, and damages. We will:
- Identify the liable party or parties.
- Explain the steps we need to take to hold them liable, including any additional steps required if the liable party is a government agency.
- Gather evidence to prove your case.
- Gather evidence to prove your injuries, expenses, and losses.
We can use the case we build to try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company and attorneys representing the at-fault party, although we sometimes need to take these cases to trial. You can count on us to represent you throughout the process.
Call (954) 633-8270 now for your free case review and consultation. We can meet with you in Miami or elsewhere in South Florida to discuss your case.
There Is a Statute of Limitations in Miami Train Accident Cases
In general, you have four years from the date of an injury accident to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation for damages related to your train accident. However, there is an important caveat to this when a government agency may be liable.
Under the state’s sovereign immunity laws, we only have a short time following an accident to file a notice of claim if we intend to pursue compensation based on the injuries you suffered. For this reason, we tell victims to reach out to a train accident attorney in Miami as soon as possible following the accident.
Talk to a Miami Accident Lawyer About Your Case
If you were the victim of a Miami train accident, call the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato today at (954) 633-8270. Let a member of our team review your case for free.