West Palm Beach Train Accident Attorney
If you were a passenger on a train during an accident, if a train collided with your vehicle, or if you otherwise suffered injuries in an accident involving a West Palm Beach train, you may be eligible to take legal action and pursue compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
At the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, we offer responsive legal care so that accident victims can understand their legal options and situation. Call us today at (954) 633-8270 for a free case review. We can meet with you in the hospital or your West Palm Beach home to discuss your case.
Let a West Palm Beach Train Accident Attorney Help You Pursue a Payout
Train accidents can be complex because there may be many people who suffer serious injuries, and victims are often unsure of their rights. The fact that trains are generally owned and operated by large corporations and government agencies can make the situation even more complicated.
In West Palm Beach, passenger train service includes:
- Tri-Rail, operated by South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
- Brightline, operated by Florida East Coast Industries
Building a case and taking on a business or government agency can be difficult, but our attorneys are ready to go to work on your case today. We understand the complexities related to respondeat superior and sovereign immunity, two legal doctrines that can play a role in this type of case.
We know, for example, that we need to file a notice of our intention to file a claim to pursue compensation from a government agency. The deadline for filing this notice may only be several weeks to a few months following the accident. A West Palm Beach train accident lawyer on your team will protect your right to pursue a just payout by ensuring you meet all deadlines when possible.
You can also count on us to handle all communication about your case, represent you to the train operator and their insurance company, and build a strong case to prove negligence, liability, and damages. This may require us to:
- Protect and preserve evidence held by the train operator.
- Interview accident witnesses.
- Gather additional evidence when available.
- Work with experts to support your case, including rail industry experts, accident reconstruction experts, and others.
- Document your accident-related injuries and damages.
- Work with medical expert witnesses to prove your possible future care needs, noneconomic damages, and more.
Once we have enough evidence to back our demand for a fair payout, we can file an insurance claim or civil suit and present our evidence to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your damages.
Call the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato today to get started with your free case review. You can reach a member of our West Palm Beach train accident team now at (954) 633-8270.
Damages Recoverable in a West Palm Beach Train Accident Claim or Lawsuit
If we build a strong enough case and have the necessary evidence to prove the train operator or their employees caused your injuries and other losses, we can recover a payout on your behalf. This may include:
- Past and future medical care and related expenses
- Past and future lost wages and benefits
- Miscellaneous expenses you paid out of pocket following the accident
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, Florida train accident injuries are so severe that the victim passes away as a result. If this happened to a member of your immediate family, we can help you pursue a wrongful death case to hold the train operator liable.
One of our West Palm Beach train accident lawyers will meet with your family to review your case, help you understand your rights and options, and get started on the claims process on your behalf.
We Need to Take Action Quickly Following a West Palm Beach Train Accident
While the Florida statute of limitations generally gives us four years to file a personal injury lawsuit, there are a few reasons why we need to get to work much sooner on your case. In almost every train accident, the train owner/operator has a wealth of evidence in their possession that could be vital to proving your case. If we do not act quickly to protect and preserve this evidence, it could disappear or get destroyed.
In addition, we may need to file a notice of your injuries and a forthcoming claim in some cases. The deadline for this could be much earlier than the deadline set by the state’s statute of limitations. We need to know about your case and be ready to file this paperwork on your behalf soon after your accident.
Talk to a West Palm Beach Train Accident Attorney
If you were the victim of a West Palm Beach train accident, the team from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato is here to help. Our West palm Beach personal injury lawyer will evaluate the strength of your case at no cost to you. Call (954) 633-8270 today for your no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a South Florida train accident lawyer.