Train Accidents

Train Accident Lawyers In Charleston

Were you injured in a train accident in Charleston? If so, don’t trust your case to just any lawyer. Turn to a skilled Charleston train accident lawyer like those at Murphy Crantford Meehan for qualified and knowledgeable representation. 

While the possibility of a train accident might seem unlikely, train accidents are actually responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths in the United States each year. If you or a loved one was injured because of a train accident in South Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

At Murphy Crantford Meehan, our trial lawyers have years of experience defending the rights of clients in South Carolina who have been wrongfully injured. Call us today at 843-376-4030 for a free consultation.

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What are The Causes of A Train Accident?

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Human error and negligence

Just like drivers, train conductors are people too. Conductors work long hours. Lack of experience and fatigue can lead conductors to make errors that cause accidents.

Derailments and collisions

Many things can cause a train to derail, including conductor error, a collision with an object such as an automobile, defective train parts, and damaged tracks.

Cars that park or stall out on the tracks

It’s very rare that a car actually becomes physically stuck at a railroad crossing, cars do sometimes stall out at crossings, and if the driver isn’t able to push their vehicle out of the way, terrible accidents can happen.

Faulty tracks

Damaged tracks can cause a train to crash or derail. If foreign objects are left in an area of track where a train is about to pass, accidents can occur.

Poorly protected railroad crossings

The vast majority of railroad crossings are not protected. Many lack crossing gates and lights. Accidents that occur at poorly protected railroad crossings are often due to low visibility, conductors failing to sound the whistle, and inclement weather. Drivers may fail to notice a train crossing when there are no lights or gates to warn them of oncoming trains.

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A history of success in Accident Claims

At Murphy Crantford Meehan, we have a proven track record of success. Our name partners, Attorneys Crantford and Meehan, have both been admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an exclusive group of attorneys who have been senior counsel on cases that have won verdicts, awards, or settlements of $1 million. The firm has been granted an AV designation by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating possible. 

Our satisfied clients have been the beneficiaries of our skills and experience. We keep our clients’ interests and needs at the forefront while we’re working to obtain the best possible outcome for their claims or cases. And with multiple results over the million-dollar mark, you can be certain that we know how to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact Murphy Crantford Meehan

At Murphy Crantford Meehan, our full-service law firm is passionate about helping people in Charleston who’ve been wrongfully injured in train accidents get answers, compensation, and justice. To discuss your case with one of our experienced Charleston train accident attorneys, call us today at 843-376-4030 or contact us online

What should I do After a Train Accident

What to do after a Train Accident In Charleston

Nobody plans on getting injured in a train accident, but knowing what to do in case the situation ever occurs can be helpful. Here are some of the steps you should take if you are injured in a Charleston train accident:


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Being involved in a train accident can be a terrifying and confusing experience, and being injured can change your life forever. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about train accidents in the U.S:

Train accident injuries can range in severity from minor bumps and bruises to severe spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, broken bones, and in some cases, even death.

Proving fault is the most important part of a successful claim. With train accidents, some of the parties that can be at fault include the train manufacturer, the conductor, the track owner, the equipment producer, or even a driver on the road.

Proving fault in a train accident can be challenging, you can’t afford to make any mistakes along the way. Contact a personal injury attorney in Charleston as soon after your accident as possible to make sure you have skilled legal representation on your side. 

 Our Charleston train accident lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, so you do not have to pay any up-front fees. You only pay the attorney if you win your claim.

In South Carolina, you have three years after a train accident to file a personal injury claim. But there is no reason to wait that long. If you wait to see whether or not your claim will settle, you might run past the final filing date without realizing it. If that happens, you may lose your right to file a lawsuit altogether.

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