Collisions between two trains are unlike collisions between two cars in numerous ways. For one, the sheer force and volume of a train compared to a car is relative to the difference between a car and a soda can. The impact and damage are simply devastating. Second, unlike car accidents, collisions between two trains are always avoidable. There is simply no excusable reason, given today’s technological possibilities, that two trains should ever collide.
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 terri
While the vast majority of our cases are railroad-related, the high concentration of railroad-related brain injuries has forced our attorneys to become experts in brain injury law. If you have been a victim and have suffered a brain injury, our attorneys and staff are well-equipped to assist you in any cases involving traumatic brain injury.
The freight train is a powerful vehicle which is still used today for the transportation of some of the most rudimentary elements of our economy accross the country. Freight trains across the country are often transporting raw and bulk materials such as coal, ore, and grain.
Truck and Train Wreck Lawyers Serving Clients Nationwide
Railroad crossing accidents in which a train hits a truck can cause tremendous damage and injuries. There were more than 500 train-truck collisions in the United States in 2005, and many resulted in deaths and catastrophic injuries such as brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Workers near railroads unfortunately may suffer injuries due to unsafe actions on the part of railroad companies – unsafe crossings, unkempt tracks, and inadequate safety precautions. This may include the improper handling of equipment by the railroad workers as a result of improper training or negligence, and it also includes many of the usual dangers associated with trains and railroad tracks as well.
Railroads have a high legal responsibility for the safety of their passengers, including boarding, exiting, and everything that goes on in between. If you were injured as a rail passenger, it is important that you find an attorney who fully understands the complicated legal issues that surround this area of litigation. Railroad companies are experienced in finding holes in the system to get them off the hook for their wrongdoing.
Car and Train Accident Lawyers Serving Clients Nationwide
In the United States, there are around 3000 car and train crashes every year. A railroad company will most likely blame the car’s driver; but often, it is largely their own fault. However, it takes a lawyer with extensive experience in railroad crossing accident cases to thoroughly investigate a train and car wreck and discover fault.