It is impossible to imagine what it must be like to be dragged under a train. Make no mistake – a train is a large and heavy object. It may be on a fixed track but if you are in the way of the train you will be injured as a result. Often accidents like these occur when someone is caught up in the doors as they are closing. If this should happen there is the potential for them to still be trapped when the train starts to move away from the station. If this happens the individual is likely to be injured because they cannot extricate themselves from the doors.
Someone who is dragged under a train could potentially suffer serious injuries. It is not impossible to suffer injuries so severe that the amputation of one or more limbs must occur in order to save the person’s life. In some cases – albeit thankfully isolated ones – the individual may lose their life because of such an accident.
Who is at fault?
Discovering the reasons behind such an accident is a crucial step in understanding what happened. In some cases someone may have been in a hurry and not got through the doors in time. However in other cases there could potentially be a fault with the doors that could have led to the accident taking place.
In any event, being dragged under a train could change an individual’s life, even if they do survive. Accident Advice Helpline has handled claims where people have suffered this exact experience, and dealt with both physical and mental outcomes as a result.
Knowing what to do
Coping with the injuries caused by such a situation is difficult. Often the person will have trouble mentally processing what happened, even if they cannot remember it all. This is particularly true if they have suffered grave injuries. If they make a good recovery they may still have to make significant changes in their life.
If you have gone through this experience you should get in touch with the experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline now at 0800 689 0500. There is no charge to call this number and we also provide free no-obligation advice. If you do launch a claim with us it is done on a no win, no fee* basis too. All in all you are in control here.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen