West Palm Beach Virgin USA Train Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in a train accident involving a Virgin train, formerly called the Brightline, contact a West Palm Beach Virgin train accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. as soon as you can. It can be intimidating to get an attorney involved after an accident. Often times, accident victims worry about the cost of a lawyer or making the situation more contentious. At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our goal is to never make a situation more difficult for you. We are here to guide you through the litigation and insurance claim processes and to maximize the compensation you receive through a settlement or court ruling.
To discuss with us how we can help you after being injured in a collision, derailment, or other incident involving a Virgin train, contact us through our online form or call (877) 475-2905. We offer free consultations so you can meet with us and learn more about your options before making any difficult decisions.Virgin Trains USA
In March 2019, Virgin Group unveiled its first train line in South Florida, known as Virgin Trains USA. This is a high-speed intercity rail system, which currently reaches Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. The train line is the only privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail service in the U.S. It is owned and operated by Fortress Investment Group, with Virgin Group as a minority investor that provides the branding.
Virgin Trains USA was previously dubbed Brightline, when it began service in May 2018. Unfortunately, since the rail service began test runs in 2017, it has been connected with serious accidents, including 10 fatalities.
If you were injured or your loved one was a victim of a deadly train accident with this line, when it was known as Brightline or now as Virgin trains, call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Our West Palm Beach Virgin train accident attorneys are prepared to thoroughly investigate the train accident, gather evidence to support your claim, and fight for your compensation.Virgin Trains in West Palm Beach
The Virgin train stops at the West Palm Beach station, which is located downtown on Evernia Street between Rosemary Avenue and Quadrille Boulevard. There is one platform and three tracks, and the station is owned by Florida East Cost Industries.
It is relatively easy for passengers to transfer to other trains from the state. The West Palm Beach station is approximately one-half mile from the Amtrak and Tri-Rail’s West Palm Beach station.Possible Causes of Virgin Train Accidents
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our Virgin train accident lawyers in West Palm Beach have more than 50 years of experience. Through the decades, we have handled train accident claims involving passenger, commuter, and freight trains. The underlying causes of these accidents have varied greatly. Because of this, we are prepared to perform thorough and in-depth train accident investigations to ensure we uncover what happened to cause your injuries or loss and why.
In some circumstances, a train conduct or on-board engineer is at fault for the crash. Our team has handled train accident claims arising due to a conductor being overly fatigued, distracted, inexperienced, and poorly trained. We have worked in cases in which a conductor operates the train at too great of a speed for the area or environmental conditions.
We also have handled cases that arise because of issues at a vehicle-train crossing. Where roads cross train tracks, there should be adequate and functioning warning devices. When signs, lights, and crossing arms are missing or malfunctioning due to negligent maintenance, a train colliding with a vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist is far more likely.
Additionally, our West Palm Beach Virgin train accident attorneys have worked on cases in which a piece of train or railroad equipment is defective or negligently maintained. We may find that a part of the train or track was broken or defect, which caused the derailment or crash.Were You or a Loved One a Victim of a Virgin Train Accident?
We do not want you to hesitate to call us for help after you were injured or a loved one suffered a wrongful death in a Virgin train accident. With nearly five decades of experience, our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. have the knowledge, skills, and insight you need to bring a train accident claim and increase your likelihood of success.
By contacting us after a train accident, you gain a dedicated legal advocate. We will immediately investigate the incident and gather as much evidence as possible. We may recommend filing a lawsuit right away.
We will cast a wide net in who we include in the lawsuit, which will give us the opportunity to gain more information through the discovery process. Through depositions, interrogatories, and requests for documents, we can obtain crucial information about the cause of the accident, who was directly at fault, and which business is liable for your injuries or loss.
A West Palm Beach Virgin train accident attorney will use the evidence to demand compensation from the liable party, including compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Loss of Normal Life
In most cases, we will enter negotiations with the train, railroad company, or a manufacturer’s insurer. If settlement negotiations break down, we are prepared to take your claim to trial.Call Us Today
We recommend you contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. to speak with a West Palm Beach Virgin train accident lawyer before communicating with an insurer. We are here to protect your rights and advance your interests. You can contact us online or call (305) 371-6000 to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.