Train Accident Attorney

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Train Accident Attorney

Train accidents occur when trains collide with vehicles, pedestrians, or objects on the tracks. These accidents can result in terrible injuries and fatalities due to the size, weight, and speed of trains. 

According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), 80% of railroad crossings lack adequate warning signals and devices. These unprotected crossings are where the majority of train accidents occur.

This means that drivers and pedestrians need to be extra cautious anytime you cross railroad traick. If injuries do happen, it is important to call a train accident attorney as soon as possible. 

There are several reasons why train accidents can happen, such as:

  • Operator’s Negligence: Inattention on the part of train operators, maintenance crews, or other parties can lead to accidents. Train operators and other parties responsible for maintaining the tracks and signals have a duty to ensure the safety of passengers and pedestrians.

  • Mechanical Failure: Malfunctioning equipment, faulty brakes, or other mechanical failures can cause trains to derail or collide with other objects. 

  • Track Defects: Further, poorly maintained tracks, defective railroad crossings, and other infrastructure problems can contribute to train accidents.

You can prevent injuries from train accident by remembering these tips: 

  • Never stop on railroad tracks 
  • Never walk or drive around the gates when they are lowered
  • If your vehicle stalls on the tracks, get out immediately and call for assistance.
  • Only cross railroad tracks at designated crossings.
  • Remember that trains move faster than you expect and take a long time to stop.

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