Can an Ottawa train accident lawyer help you?
Whether it is VIA Rail’s passenger trains or cargo trains, trains are an important and dangerous part of Ottawa’s traffic landscape. When there are problems with train maintenance, track control or when reckless drivers try to beat the train across the tracks, a serious accident may occur. If you have been hurt in an Ontario train accident, Ottawa lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth can help you recover damages for your injuries.
Have you or someone you love been involved in an Ottawa train accident? Our train accident lawyers have extensive knowledge regarding the consequences of train accidents and can help you win the compensation you deserve.
You may have suffered a train accident as a result of a:
- Collision with another train
- Train Derailment
- Collision with a car, bus, truck or motorcycle
- Mechanical failure of the train that leads to an accident
- Inadequate security on the train
- Dated and unsuitably maintained tracks
- Conductor Negligence
In 2009, 1,038 rail accidents were reported to Canada’s Transportation Safety Board, a 12.1% decrease from the 2008 total of 1,181 and a 23.3% decrease from the 2004-2008 average of 1,353. The Transportation Safety Board also reports that rail fatalities in Canada totaled 71 in 2009, down from 74 in 2008 and the five-year average of 91. Of the rail fatalities, trespasser fatalities was the largest fatality category with 52 in 2009, down 11.6% from the five-year average Crossing fatalities totaled 19 in 2009, down from the 2008 total of 26, and down 32.6% from the five-year average of 28.
Who is Responsible for your Ontario Train Accident?
There may be multiple factors resulting in a railroad accident. As a result, many people may be held responsible for your injury, loss of income, or pain and suffering. While it’s the responsibility of the railroad company to maintain the tracks and the train you ride, truck and car drivers also have the responsibility of following the laws and not trying to sneak pass the crossbars after they’ve been lowered.
If you are injured in a train accident where you are in a car, truck or on a motorcycle, statutory accident benefits may be available to you.
Can We Help Your With Your Ottawa Train Accident?
The Ottawa lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth would be happy to answer your questions about compensation following a train accident. Call us for your free consultation at 613 860-4529.