Subway, train and airplane accident attorney
At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we represent victims who are injured or killed in subway, train and airplane accidents. These cases can be the result of negligence, which can be defined as failure to use the degree of care that a reasonable person would have used under the same circumstances, to protect others from harm.
While subways, trains, and airplanes are considered some of the safest ways to travel, accidents with these huge transportation vehicles can be overwhelmingly destructive. Injuries are generally serious and death is common, but victims and their families can file a claim for money damages. We can even reach you at your home, hospital or at work. If you do not have a doctor to treat your injury, we may well be able to find doctors who can treat you without paying them until we win your case, and we can keep insurance adjusters from calling you.
In one case, our firm represented a man who jumped in front of an oncoming subway train and had his legs amputated below the knees. We recovered $ 3,220,000 for our client despite being briefed by a highly respected judge to settle the case for $ 90,000. In another case, we represent a passenger who was killed in a plane crash when the pilot flew the plane against a mountain. A $ 400,000 settlement was achieved for the family.
The causes of the accidents of the subway, train, and plane station
The serious injury or death of a loved one is left feeling baffled and asking, «How could this happen?» Negligence is usually the answer. In cases involving both commercial and non-commercial flights, trains, and subway accidents, there is very often a breakdown of the fragile transport chain of command because someone didn’t do their job. Responsible parties may include:
- Train and subway pilots or conductors
- The company that designed the aircraft, train or subway cars (in the case of design defects)
- The company that built or was responsible for maintaining the airplane, train or subway cars (in the event of a mechanical failure)
- Flight service station
- Federal air traffic controllers
Subway, train or plane accident cases
Facing the large subway, train and plane companies in court can be disconcerting for victims, but they will guide you through the process and do whatever they can to help you get the most money for your case. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an accident, please contact us immediately for a free consultation. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can even reach you at your home, hospital or at work.