Proving Liability and Obtaining Compensation

If the train is liable in a car-train collision, there are several parties that can be held responsible. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, these types of accidents often have multiple defendants.

Possible at-Fault Parties

  • Train engineer or conductor
  • Train manufacturer
  • Train company

Hiring an attorney after an accident is important in obtaining fair compensation. An attorney can help determine the cause of the accident and who is responsible.

Ways a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

  • Gather evidence from the accident to support your case. This may include testimony from others involved in the crash or witnesses to the accident.
  • Gather photos and/or videos of the accident scene that show vehicle damage and the condition of the tracks and the weather at the time of the collision.
  • Calculate the value of your case based on your injuries, medical treatments, and loss.
  • Represent you in court if the case goes to trial.

Potential Compensation

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Lost wages and future income earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Wrongful death expenses such as burial or funeral costs


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.