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4701 S 19th St #300,
Tacoma, WA 98405

Tacoma, WA Personal Injury Attorneys Tackle Train Accidents

Respected lawyers assist passengers after a collision, derailment or slip-and-fall

Rail travel is often touted as the smart alternative to congested highways, and rail transport is certainly vital to the nation’s economic interests. But heavy equipment moving at high speeds has enormous destructive potential. When something goes wrong, due to negligent operation, faulty maintenance or defective design, the results can be disastrous. Since 1959, the personal injury attorneys at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P. have represented passengers and bystanders injured in train mishaps. Since train accidents often involve a complex set of factors interacting to cause an accident, it’s essential to have knowledgeable and experienced lawyers investigate thoroughly and build the most persuasive case possible for relief.

Diverse legal team focuses experience and resources on your train accident case

Washington rail accidents declined greatly from 43 in 2010 to only 22 in 2013, and from 10th worst in the nation to 23rd. While this progress is commendable, it’s cold comfort for those harmed in more than a hundred casualties each year. Of that number, 14 are fatalities, and the victims’ families are left to deal with the aftermath. The railroads know to expect a certain number of casualties, and their insurers have plenty of lawyers on staff to protect against those claims. If you are among the injured, you need legal representation that can match those resources. Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P. has a skilled and diverse legal team, experienced in complex litigation. We also have the resources to finance your lawsuit through trial to verdict if necessary.

Skilled injury attorneys litigate railway station slip-and-fall accidents

Passenger rail lines, such as Amtrak and Sound Transit, serve thousands of Washingtonians every day. Negligence with respect to station maintenance can allow litter and debris to accumulate. During inclement weather, stairwells and platforms can become slippery. Failure to address these and other unsafe conditions can lead to premises liability accidents resulting in:

  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Ligament damage
  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

Slip-and-fall accidents, even those resulting in catastrophic spinal injury or brain injury, are extremely difficult to prove, especially against a well-defended entity like a publicly funded railroad. To enhance your prospects of obtaining complete compensation, it is important to retain a law firm with the resources to prosecute your case fully.

Contact our Tacoma trial attorneys for train accident cases throughout Washington

If you or a loved one was injured in a train accident anywhere in Washington, our seasoned legal team is ready to help. Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P. has the knowledge, experience and resources to adeptly prosecute your case. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 253.250.4516 or contact our office online.