Subway, Train & Airplane Accident Attorney
At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm, we represent victims who are injured or killed in accidents involving subways, trains and airplanes. These cases may result from negligence, which may be defined as the 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 involving these huge transportation vehicles can be overwhelmingly destructive. Injuries are generally severe and death is common, but victims and their families may file a claim for monetary damages. We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job. If you don’t have a doctor to treat you for your injury, we may well be able to find doctors that can treat you without you paying them until the end of the 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 to have his legs amputated below the knees. We recovered $3,220,000 for our client despite being advised by a well-respected judge to settle the case for $90,000. On another case, we represented a passenger who was was killed in an airplane crash when the pilot flew the plane into a mountain. A $400,000 settlement was achieved for the family.
Causes of Subway, Train, and Airplane Accidents
The serious injury or death of a loved one can leave you feeling bewildered and asking, “How could this happen?” Negligence is usually the answer. In cases that involve both commercial and noncommercial flights, train and subway accidents, there is most often a breakdown in the fragile transportation chain of command because someone failed to do their job. Responsible parties can include:
- The pilot or train and subway conductors
- The company who designed the aircraft, train or subway cars (in the case of design flaws)
- The company who built or was responsible for maintenance of the aircraft, train or subway cars (in the case of mechanical failure)
- The Flight Service Station
- Federal Air Traffic Controllers
Subway, Train or Airplane Accident Cases
Facing large subway, train and airplane companies in court can be unnerving for victims, but we will guide you through the process and do everything we can to help get you 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 your free consultation. Call us 24 hours, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can even come to you at your home, hospital or on the job.