How Do Train Accidents Occur in Maryland?

If you or a loved one have faced the unfortunate consequences of a train accident, do not wait to explore your legal options. Our skilled personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County can help. We are just one call away.

What are the common causes of train accidents?

There are a number of ways that train accidents can occur in Marlyand. Keep in mind that while they are not very common when they do happen, their results can be severe and even fatal. The majority of train accidents are typically a result of:

  • Misaligned tracks
  • Negligent train conductors
  • Stalled cars on the track
  • Unprotected railroad crossings
  • Train derailments
  • Traincrew or operators working while intoxicated
  • Mechanical failures
  • Defective tracks
  • Loose screws and bolts in tracks
  • Traincrew or operators falling asleep on the job

What steps should I take after a train accident injury?

If you have been injured in a train accident and would like to recover compensation for your injuries and burdens, there are several steps you will want to take. In order to recover the compensation you need to heal, you must satisfy the burden of proof. You can do this by taking photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Be sure to document the dangerous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Furthermore, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility instantly after the accident occurs. This will supply you with immediate care while also providing you with document proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Once your health and safety are in check, you will want to reach out to an experienced attorney to discuss your case and determine the best course of action for you. Also, with an attorney on your side, you can ensure you are filing your personal injury claim promptly.

What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?

Typically, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years from the date of the accident. However, if you plan on filing a lawsuit with the Maryland Transit Administration, you will have to file what is known as a Notice of Claim within one year of your accident. This will inform the administration that you plan to take legal action. If you wait any longer than one year, you will most likely be rejected for your request to seek legal action. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to make sure you are not missing any of your claim’s important deadlines.


If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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