Riding the train is a popular means of transportation for those on the east coast. Most of the time this is a safe way to travel, but, occasionally, an accident occurs that leads to serious injuries.
A train accident occurred recently in South Carolina. The Amtrak was making its way from New York and was headed to Miami. The train had made stops in Raleigh and Cary before making a few more stops and crossing into South Carolina. In Cayce S.C., the Amtrak train crashed into a freight train, which resulted in the engine and a few passenger cars to derail. Two employees on the Amtrak train were killed and it appears that the Amtrak train was on the wrong track.
No one expects their family member will be involved in a commercial vehicle accident. But, these accidents can happen at any time, which can lead to a family suffering from unexpected financial and emotional turmoil. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help a family get answers as to what happened. An attorney is skilled at determining who was at fault and why the accident occurred. If the accident was the result of another person’s negligence, compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
The effects of an unexpected accident can be felt for a long time after it occurs. A victim has the legal right to hold a negligent person responsible for their mistake. Compensation cannot solve all problems, but it can help a family rebuild their lives.
Source: newsobserver.com, “Amtrak train that crashed in SC made stops in Raleigh, Cary,” Abbie Bennett, Feb. 4, 2018