Train Accident and Railroad Injuries.
Railroad crossings can be very dangerous. Each year, according to the Department of Transportation, there are over 10,000 train accidents! Those train accidents cause hundreds of deaths annually and 1,000’s of injuries! Texas ranks the second highest in the country when it comes to train accident deaths. Pause and think about it when you consider how many times you have crossed a train track in Abilene, Texas. Each time you cross over a train track, a risk is involved.
Train accidents laws are complex and you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help navigate you through these issues. Investigations must be made to find out what happened to cause the accident. Was the train going too fast? Was there faulty railroad crossing equipment involved? Did the operator of the train fail to perform their duties? A thorough research into the incident will help uncover what happened and help build your case.
When it comes to train accidents, there are a handful of major causes, such as track defects, human factors, equipment defects, and signal defects. When operating a train, a conductor can be distracted, which can cause accidents to occur. Trains can be driven too fast or a conductor may fail to apply their brakes at the proper time. Due to their immense weight, failure to apply the train’s brakes at the proper time can cause the train to delay it’s posted speed. Train accidents don’t have to occur at railroad crossings, accidents can occur anywhere along the train tracks.
If you have been injured in a train accident, you need a personal injury attorney who will fight for your just compensation.
Don’t put off consulting with a train accident attorney, the railroad company will already have their legal team working on the accident. Get to know what your legal options are today.