Personal Injury Law

Railroad Accident Lawyer

Railroad technology and maintenance has not improved much with time. Because of their size and speed, train accidents result in devastating injuries that affect many passengers.

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Railroad Accident Lawyer: Our Approach

Our practice believes trains should have adequate warning signage and updated technology in order to prevent accidents. After a railroad tragedy, families look for both compensation and justice. Often, this means improving train safety for the general public. Past cases of ours have changed laws in addition to getting clients the compensation needed to ease their burden.

Common Causes of Railroad Accidents

Negligence

01

Negligence cases may stem from the conductor, railroad employee, equipment manufacturer, railway company, or even the federal agency itself. Oversight allows uninspected vehicles to continue their travel despite warning signs of car body detachment, defective wheels, or deficient lubrication, among other things.

Conductor Error

02

Train conductors assume responsibility for the safety of onboard passengers. When engineers are distracted, they operate more carelessly. This involves hard train handling, snatches due to sudden traction, slack action, and mistakes at junction switches.

Mechanical Failure

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When trains are not regularly serviced, their working condition decreases and there may be failure to notice obvious issues with train performance. Even when trains are properly inspected, mechanical part failure may happen due to manufacturer error, resulting in things like rail signal misperformance.

High Speeds

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The configuration of trains does not allow for leniency in speed. Accidents happen when someone takes turns at high speeds or fails to break in a timely manner. Speeding near always ensures worse consequences for passengers who experience the crash at a higher velocity.

Pedestrian/Driver Error

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Trains, both public and commercial, come into contact with people. Often, they pass over roads or are along widely used public places. Driver error occurs when a car ends up colliding with a train. Pedestrian error comes from disregard for trespassing laws.

Obstruction on Tracks

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Railroad tracks traverse the entire country, and are constantly subjected to harsh weather conditions in a variety of environments. Damage of train tracks may occur anywhere, resulting in derailments, broken rails, or general track issues.

Railroad Accident Lawyer FAQs

Q1.

What should I do if I’m involved in a railroad accident?

Train accidents are much less common than other transportation accidents. Fatalities almost always occur, inciting widespread tragedy. Keep proper documentation of all damages and bills incurred. Class action against the responsible party is likely, and recording your involvement is essential to receiving your fair portion of the settlement payout.

Q2.

What can I receive compensation for?

Train accidents are never inconsequential. If you were injured in a train accident, you are capable of receiving compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs, associated costs, and loss of income. If you lost someone in the accident, their medical bills and loss of wages can be compensated.

Q3.

Why do I need a lawyer?

There’s a number of potentially responsible parties in a train accident, and an expert attorney should be assigned to the case. Due to their infrequency, the cases brought against railroad accidents are not always taken seriously. Train companies will fight very hard to dissolve themselves of liability. In order to receive compensation and justice, a lawyer is necessary.

Q4.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

Many train accident cases are class action lawsuits. There is no clear answer on how long a train accident case will take, but the time is necessary to investigate blackbox information and establish liability. Rest assured that we’ll work hard to pinpoint the party legally responsible and bring justice to the situation.

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