A child has suffered serious injuries after he was involved in a New Orleans train accident. The mother of the 3-year-old boy has filed a lawsuit against the park where the accident happened and against the state of Louisiana, train accident lawyers note.
If you or a loved one has been in a train accident, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated train accident lawyer.
Lawsuit Alleges Negligence Caused Child’s Injuries
Several parties, including the New Orleans City Park Improvement Association and the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, have been named in the April 2015 lawsuit, after a child was injured by a miniature train. NOLA.com reports that the child was at City Park in New Orleans for an Easter egg hunt, and while the child was looking for eggs, he was hit by the train.
The boy’s mother alleges in the lawsuit that the train was being operated recklessly, and this negligence led to the accident. She is asking for compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and medical costs both current and future. The boy suffered several injuries and was listed in serious condition after he was taken to the hospital, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Train drivers and train owners have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their trains in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, fatal accidents may occur, and the train driver or train company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Train drivers, passengers or bystanders who are injured in train accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver, passenger or bystander is killed in a train accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a train accident are advised to seek a qualified train accident lawyer to help them protect their legal rights.
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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed in a train accident, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana to learn more about your options. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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