Thousands of miles of train-tracks are laid in South Carolina. Everyday
these tracks move hundreds of tons of freight as well as passengers. Passenger
trains operated by Amtrack travel the major corridors of the state, and
freight is transported by carriers CSX and Norfolk Southern, along with
some smaller regional carriers.
The injury attorneys at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, are
centrally located in Lexington and Columbia, South Carolina. We are able
to represent injured people or their families after any train or other
transportation accident resulting in injury or death.
Deaths and major injuries can result during train derailment accidents.
This can occur due to operator error, failure to keep lines clear, defective
equipment, faulty warning systems, and inoperable crossings. Often times
there can be multiple individuals and agencies at-fault for an accident.
Train Injury Compensation
Operators of passenger trains are considered Common Carriers for legal
purposes. This means that under South Carolina and Federal law, they owe
the highest-level of responsibility to their passengers. When they fail
to do so, and an accident results, carriers can be legally liable for
medical expenses, pain & suffering, lost wages, and other expenses.
Why Call Us?
Train Derailment claims for accidents occurring in South Carolina are brought
in either South Carolina state or the Federal District Court. Attorney
James Snell has been practicing injury law since 2004, and has helped
injury victims and their families enforce their legal rights to compensation.
Our lawyers are admitted in all state and the Federal District Court.
There is no charge to consult with us about your case. Many people injured
in train and other transportation accidents are from other parts of the
country. We are able to represent anyone with their South Carolina train
accident case. Your first step is to call our office at (803) 932-6117.