If I Am Injured While A Passenger On A Train Is The Railroad Liable?
Columbus, Dublin, New Albany and all of Ohio
The general rule is that a common carrier may be liable for personal injuries to passengers. A common carrier, such as railroad companies, is generally required to use the highest degree of care, diligence, and vigilance in the transport of its passengers to the appropriate destination.
Generally, the carrier is responsible for injuries sustained by a passenger during transportation that could have been avoided if the carrier had used better care or diligence.
Depending upon state law, if a personal injury occurs due to the carrier's noncompliance with safety laws, the carrier may be found to have absolute liability for personal injuries. Also, a common carrier may have a duty to warn its passengers of dangers that exist in transport and that are known to the carrier.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call an experienced accident lawyer at Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. at (614) 766-2000 in Columbus, Ohio or toll free (800) 944-0755 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.