In 2012, there were 10,866 railroad related accidents, according to the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis.
Millions of Americans ride trains each day, whether they are commuting across town to work or across the country to visit family. Riding by train is often the least expensive way to get to a destination.
However, when trains aren’t maintained properly or when reckless drivers speed to try to beat the train across the tracks, serious accidents occur. If you’ve been hurt in a train accident, Trammell Piazza can help you recover damages for your injuries. We have extensive knowledge regarding the consequences of train accidents and can help you win the compensation you deserve.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, a train accident occurs every 2 hours in the United States. Railroad accidents are often caused by:
- Collision with another train
- Collision with a car or bus
- Mechanical failure
- Inadequate security
- Unsuitably maintained tracks
- Conductor Negligence
Since many factors contribute to railroad accidents, many people can be held responsible for your injury, loss of income or pain and suffering. While it’s the responsibility of the railroad company to maintain the tracks and the trains, truck and car drivers also have a responsibility to follow the laws of road safety.
If you’ve been the victim of a railroad accident, you may be owed damages. Trammell Piazza can help you research your case, and file your lawsuit.
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