Amtrak Passenger Cases: A Virginia Railroad Passenger Injury Lawyer’s Advice
If you are hurt in Virginia, North Carolina or anywhere on Amtrak or any other passenger train, the insurance representatives for the company are going to demand to see your ticket stub as proof that you were on their train at the time of the accident derailment or injury.
Over my 23 years of practicing personal injury law in Virginia/North Carolina, I have represented numerous folks who have been hurt as long distance or commuter riders on trains. Normally, if something bad has happened causing you to be hurt on the train the last thing that you are going to be worrying about is what happened to your receipt or ticket stub.
However, in order to prevent any claim by the railroad claims agent that you weren’t a paying passenger, it is always best to be able to have that proof related to your injury case.
As a lifelong resident of Norfolk, Virginia I have been happy to see the new light rail service the Tide to get started in my home town. However, I know that there will be collisions and safety problems eventually on any passenger rail line.
Such accidents can be from a car stalled on the tracks, a truck hitting a train, or some other malfunction like a derailment causing harm to people riding the tide. When this happens you should definitely call an experienced lawyer who has handled mass transit cases and knows how to deal with railroads and the public authorities that run the tide. In my career I have also handled many cases against TRT and HRT (Hampton Roads Transit) the local authorities that run the buses and the tide.
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