Posted on July 29, 2013 in Personal Injury
Recently we have been presented with the news of on transportation accident after another in the headlines. From the tragic and deadly train derailment that took 47 lives in Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, to a young bride to be who was killed with her fiance during a boating accident on the Hudson river.
Even vacationers and thrill seekers on summer holidays had reason to be concerned when a Texas woman fell 75 feet from a roller coaster at a Texas Six Flags park. Europe has had it’s share of grim news from transportation accidents with the deadly crash of high-speed rail passenger train in Spain.
While we all move around the country in our daily routines many take it for granted that if someone is injured the responsible parties will be held accountable and the injured’s insurance policy will leave them in “good hands”.
Unfortunately very often the opposite is true. When an individual or many people have been injured or killed in an accident there are large amounts of financial liability that will be assessed to the parties that are proven to be responsible. As a result the powerful move tho protect their financial interests to the expense of the innocent who have been injured in the accidents. Often when the accident is breaking news the companies involved will have press conferences and publicly pledge to get to the truth and do the right thing, however weeks or months later the issues has been relegated to the company’s legal department who has a very different priority – limit financial liability.
Large companies avoiding compensating individuals for injuries is nothing new. During the industrial revolution the robber-barons who ran the rail roads may have set the tone.
It’s up to the civil justice system to be the equalizer and protect the interests of the individuals keeping responsible parties accountable for their obligations. While the criminal trial may grab the majority of the headlines, it’s the civil justice system is the arena that the battle for just and fair compensation will take place. In terms of practical meaning in the affected parties lives the civil justice system often has much further and long effects.
As the families of loved ones injured or killed in the recent tragic accidents around the nation look to gain justice and hold those responsible to accountable, it will take skilled personal injury attorneys from law firms with the resources to fight for justice over the coming months or in some cases years top be successful.
Once out of the limelight the responsible parties will have their own legal teams determined to limit their company’s liability, whether it’s a train company, amusement park or your auto insurance company.
If you find yourself injured from another’s negligence or if your insurance company is failing to live up to their agreement the need for a skilled attorney, and a fair and impartial justice system becomes painfully clear.Recently we have been presented with the news of on transportation
accident after another in the headlines. From the tragic and deadly
train derailment that took 47 lives in Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, to a
young bride to be who was killed with her fiance during a boating
accident on the Hudson river.