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Train Accidents

When trains are not operated with absolute caution and care, accidents can occur. Because of their incredibly massive size and weight, train accidents are potentially devastating events which can and do result in derailments and toxic spills. The potential for damage in these events is enormous, and they may occur when railroad personnel fail to uphold safety to the fullest capacity. When system safety is not implemented to its highest capacity, it is generally only a matter of time before a train derails. With passenger trains, derailments are nothing short of terrifying and deadly for the victims. Freight train derailments also have their victims, including those who suffer from the effects of toxic spills.

In an industry entrusted with hazardous goods for mass transportation as well as the lives of millions of passengers, system safety and cutting-edge safety engineering must be employed. Trains have the potential to be quite deadly if operated improperly, even in today’s age. Our legal experts are leading advocates for the safe operation of trains, and often take their stand against train companies when they fail to operate with the legally sanctioned requirements for diligence and care. Railroad safety is our mission and passion. If you’ve been a victim, we invite you to discuss your tragic experiences with us – we can help you discern the right course of action to recovery with a free consultation.

Pottroff & Karlin, LLC handles all cases of train accidents including:

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