Fort Lauderdale Brightline Train Accident Lawyer

Suffering personal injuries puts you in a difficult situation. That includes accidents in Fort Lauderdale on the Brightline Trains and train station. Aside from the pain and stress, you need to deal with many injury-related expenses such as visits to the doctor and physical therapy. If you can't work while recovering, you are losing wages. All this could drain you financially, but if the accident happened due to the negligence or wrongful act of Brightline, then you may be entitled to be compensated.

Brightline trains are responsible for accidents that occur at their stations or on their trains under the rules set by the Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration and Florida negligence laws. Brightline has a legal duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors and riders. When they breach this obligation due to negligence then accidents can happen, and people get injured. If responsible then Brightline may be legally responsible to pay for all damages including medical expenses, lost wages as well as pain and suffering.

To determine if your case qualifies for damages recovery, call us at the Gerson & Schwartz. Our Fort Lauderdale Brightline train accident lawyers are available for free consultations at 954-845-0535 or 305-371-6000. We handle cases on a contingency basis, which means that you pay nothing until and only when we recover for you.

Brightline Train Accidents

Fort Lauderdale Brightline Train Accident LawyerBrightline is the first privately-operated train company in the US since 1983. It started operating on 13th of January in 2018 connecting Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, before expanding to Miami on May 19th in 2018. For now, these are the three train stations they serve, but they plan expansion to Orlando and possibly other Florida cities in the future.

Fort Lauderdale is the middle stop on a Brightline commute. Located between West Palm Beach on north and Miami on the south, it is one of the major cities in Miami metropolitan area and the Fort Lauderdale Brightline station serves metropolitan Fort Lauderdale.

Injuries on Brightline trains and at Brightline stations is possible as much as it is on any other train station. You may sustain injuries on Brightline train accidents such as the following:

  • Slip and fall accidents on a Brightline train
  • Brightline train trip and fall accidents
  • Derailment of a Brightline train
  • Brightline train mechanical and engineering failures leading to injuries and wrongful deaths
  • Food poisoning and foreign object found in food served on a Brightline train
  • Brightline stepping on and off train accidents
  • Unprotected high voltage cables at Brightline train stations
  • Brightline train collisions
  • Brightline train hitting people and vehicles due to lack of warning signs at crossings
  • Negligent security resulting in injuries or death on Brightline Train

Being involved in any of these accidents may cause you severe injuries, including head injuries, brain damages, broken bones, neck injuries, spine injuries, scars, and other injuries. In the worst-case scenario, death occurs. If you were injured due to the negligence of Brightline, you may, depending on the facts, be entitled to recover for:

  • Physical and emotional pain, fear, and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Medication expense
  • Medical devices bills
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of parental guidance and consortium
Fort Lauderdale Brightline Train Accident Attorney

In case of injuries sustained at Brightline trains and stations, you'll likely need a Fort Lauderdale injury lawyer to help you navigate through the legal process. Don't expect Brightline to simply hand you money and risk their reputation by admitting anything. They will likely not admit that the accident was their fault. You can challenge that denial with the help of Gerson & Schwartz. Our Fort Lauderdale Brightline train accident attorneys are available for free consultations at 305-371-6000. We handle cases on a contingency basis, so you're not paying any fees until we recover for your Brightline accident and injuries.

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