Whether trains collide with vehicles or pedestrians, any accident that occurs at railroad crossings can be devastatingly severe or fatal.
Fault and liability of these accidents can come from careless drivers or from train operators and railroad companies. When drivers fail to yield at railway crossings, their negligence cannot only cause themselves serious injury, but it can also cause extensive damages to other vehicles as well as to the train and railroad company.
Concomitantly, railroad companies are held to high liability standards. When train companies are found negligent in personal injury cases, there could be a number of different causalities involved. Train operator and railroad company negligence in these cases could include:
Our client-first no win = no fees policy enables us to help pursue the appropriate damages for your personal injury while mitigating risk.
Railroad and train conductors, engineers, and crew that are injured on the job could be entitled to compensation Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA). Train accidents occur some 4000 times each year, causing as many as 1100 injuries to employees, passengers, automobile drivers, and pedestrians at crossings. In addition, around four hundred fatalities occur as a result of these accidents.
The Federal Railroad Administration claims an initiative to improve safety for employees, train equipment, and railroad crossings for the sake of those potentially in the path of these dangerous, heavy, and high-speed machines. These initiatives include addressing employee fatigue, improving general safety standards, increasing research for the benefit of trains handling of HAZMAT cargo.
If you have experienced a personal injury on the job working for a railroad company, at a railroad crossing, or as a result of a train collision caused by an automobile driver, take a moment to speak with our team to discuss your story. Let us walk you through the details of what it takes to pursue compensation for damages in light of a train accident.
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