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Train Accidents

Philadelphia Train Accident Attorney

Compassionate attorneys help you get your life back

Whether you ride a local subway or take the train across the country, train derailments can happen. And often, they happen when people fail do to the right thing; putting hundreds of lives in jeopardy. Our Philadelphia train accident attorneys at van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin have seen the devastation that occurs when trains go speeding off the tracks. We help victims and their families in the pursuit of justice against negligence.

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Setting the foundation for a train derailment lawsuit

It is important to know the cause of the accident. You must be able to specifically prove that the train company was negligent in the events leading up to the derailment in order to fully recover the compensation you deserve. Our Philadelphia train derailment attorneys have the skills, resources and dogged determination it takes to aggressively represent victims of train accidents.

The most common causes of train derailments leading to liability include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Operator fatigue
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drug use
  • Defective fuel tank
  • Inconsistent train track or rail inspection
  • Hazardous chemicals or waste materials
  • Defective railroad crossings
  • Poor operating practices
  • Inadequate signal interchanges
  • Failure to use horn
  • Sun kinks

Accepting settlements from railroad companies

Train companies are often quick to minimize their liability in the aftermath of an accident. They want to offer you a sum of money that you accept before you take the time to speak with an experienced Philadelphia train accident attorney. Train companies are not going to offer you a full value settlement after a train derailment—that is why you need to speak with our experienced Philadelphia train derailment attorneys before taking any action that may limit your compensation in the future. We help you understand the full value for your injuries. You may be able to recover compensation for more than just the cost of your medical treatments. Unfortunately, once you sign a settlement agreement with them, you lose your rights to pursue further legal action from the train derailment.

Call today for a 100% free initial consultation with Philadelphia’s premier train accident and derailment attorneys

At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, our Philadelphia train accident attorneys are here to help you in your pursuit of justice against negligent train companies. Our accident attorneys are Pennsylvania’s toughest, with an unparalleled record of success. We are tough on large corporations and sensitive to your needs as you recover from the trauma of a train crash.

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Notable Case Results

Always Pursing the Best Possible Outcome
  • Motorcycle Accident $35.1 Million
  • Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Bicycle Accident $4.8 Million
  • Truck Accident $4.3 Million
  • Truck Accident $3.3 Million
  • Pedestrian Accident $2.4 Million
  • Car Accident $1.7 Million
  • Car Accident by Drunk Driver $1.4 Million
  • Premises Liability $1.3 Million
  • Assault by Club Employee $1 Million
In the Media

Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insight and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of Success
    We have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too Big
    Our firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized Representation

    We understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client. 

  • Uncompromising Passion
    Our competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic Approach
    Not only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the Community
    Our team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.
Talk to Our Experienced Team

Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.