Common types of train accidents include:
- train derailment
- trains striking other trains
- a train striking a motor vehicle
- a train striking a pedestrian
- a passenger on board the train injured due to a sudden stop or excessive speed
Passenger train accident claims in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are usually against Amtrak. Making a claim against Amtrak, which is considered a quasi-governmental agency, requires a specific type of notice within a relatively short amount of time, in order to preserve the claim. Therefore, as always, it is in the injured party's best interest to contact personal injury and train accident lawyer Roger Gelb promptly.