We have decades of experience and a successful record in dealing with big transportation companies. The lawyers at Munley Law have been nationally and locally recognized as leaders in personal injury law for more than 60 years. Marion Munley served as Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice Bus Litigation Group, and she and Daniel Munley have both served as Chair of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group. Furthermore, our transportation accident lawyers are board-certified in Civil Trial and Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
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Train and Railroad Crossing Accidents
If a train derails or collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, it can result in terrible damage. On February 3, 2015, six people died in Metro North’s deadliest crash to date. A few months later, at least eight people were killed and dozens more were critically injured when Amtrak Train 188 derailed in Philadelphia. We represented victims in the Amtrak 188 derailment which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement.
Every year, there are more than 3,000 accidents involving trains. Most of these involve a collision with a car, another train or vehicle, a derailment, or a pedestrian at a railroad crossing. Common causes of railroad accidents include:
- Mechanical failure
- Conductor negligence such as distraction, drowsiness, or speeding
- Malfunctioning or absent lights, signals, or gates at crossings
- Improper maintenance of train tracks
- Collision with a car, truck, or bus stopped on, or attempting to cross train tracks
- Collision with another train
Several major rail companies have come under scrutiny for their safety policies. Unfortunately, it often takes a tragedy to prompt these kinds of investigations. Whatever the cause, if any form of negligence contributed to your accident, the responsible parties must be held accountable.
If you or a family member is in an accident with Amtrak or any other train that results in injury or even death, contact the Philadelphia transportation accident lawyers at Munley Law as soon as possible. Train accident cases can be complicated and can require in-depth investigation by your attorney. It is important that you have an experienced lawyer on your side. Learn more about train accident cases and how we can help.
Hire an Experienced Philadelphia Bus Accident Lawyer
Large bus companies will have the resources to build an aggressive defense following a bus crash. You will need an experienced lawyer on your side to investigate the crash, preserve evidence, and protect your rights.
If you have been hurt in an accident with a bus operated by Greyhound, Martz, MegaBus, Peter Pan, Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, or any other bus company, contact our office as soon as possible for a FREE consultation. We have experience dealing with large transportation companies, and we are familiar with the unique laws governing those companies. To learn more about bus accident cases.
Many large bus accidents and bus rollovers happen because of negligence on the part of the bus driver or bus company. Examples include:
- Driver Fatigue
- Bus Driver Inattention
- Bus Driver Error
- Aggressive Driving by the Bus Driver
- Bus Speeding
- Poor Bus Maintenance (bald tires, worn brakes, etc.)
- Bus Mechanical Failure
- Improper Hiring Practices
- Inadequate Safety Training/Policies
When large, heavy buses collide with small passenger cars, the results can be catastrophic. All victims of bus crashes or bus rollovers should receive immediate medical attention to make sure that their injuries are not life threatening.
Transportation Accident Questions and Answers
Q: If I have been in a bus or train accident, or hurt at a railroad crossing, can I sue?
A: You may be eligible for compensation if you have been hurt in a bus or train accident due to negligence on the part of the driver, engineer, transportation company, or other involved party. This includes recovery for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, you may file a wrongful death suit on their behalf, to ensure future security for your family. Contact a transportation accident lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation. We will listen to the specifics of your case and determine the best next steps.
Q: What should I do immediately after a train or bus accident?
A: If you or your loved one have been injured in a bus or train wreck, follow the steps below for your safety and to help your case later on.
- Seek medical treatment immediately, even if your injuries do not seem severe.
- Take photos of the accident scene and any visible injuries to yourself or your loved ones.
- Write down the full names and phone numbers of any witnesses at the scene.
Q: What should I do in the days following a transportation accident?
A: You should:
- Track your medical treatment in a journal, including any pain you experience, doctor visits, medical treatments, physical therapy sessions, and test results.
- Record any days missed from work, and any other financial expenses you incur.
- Recover video evidence from the scene of the bus or train accident
Q: How much will it cost to hire a transportation accident lawyer?
A: At Munley Law, we do not collect a fee unless we win your case. If we win, our fee is a portion of the settlement or verdict. You will not owe anything out of pocket or up front. Our fee is contingent upon our success. This way, everyone has access to the best legal representation in the event of a catastrophic event like a train or bus accident.
Hire the Philadelphia Transportation Accident Attorneys at Munley Law
At Munley Law, we understand how overwhelmed you may feel after a large transportation accident. If you are in a transportation accident, we understand the emotional and financial toll such an accident can take. Call Munley Law today for a free, no-obligation consultation. An experienced lawyer will answer your questions and help you to decide the next steps to take. Fill out our online contact form, or call (844) 891-9617.