Train, Railroad and Rail Accidents Cases
Train accidents often involve a train and another vehicle, such as a car or truck, or even a pedestrian. Given the size and weight of the trains and their resultant inability to stop quickly, train accidents are typically quite serious, with severe injuries and/or much property damage. Train accidents may be the result of negligence. Common causes for train accidents are operator error, mechanical failure and improperly working warning sounds and gates. Railroad accidents usually result in severe injury or death. Unfortunately, many of us do not take railroad crossings very seriously. Instead, we rely on crossing signals and automatic crossbars to warn us about an oncoming train. We forget that sometimes, these safety measures fail. According to government statistics, there are approximately 150,000 public railroad crossings in the United States. This amounts to more than 35,000 gates, over 25,000 sets of flashing lights and about 1,200 bells and highway traffic signals to maintain.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you may have the right to financial compensation for your injuries. If you believe your injuries are the result of someone else's negligence, it is critically important that you explore all of your legal options as soon as possible. If a loved one was the victim of a fatal railroad accident due to crossing signal failure or other negligence, Sarajian Law Group is here to help. Please contact Sarajian Law Group at 877-861-8601 for a free telephone consultation and possible legal representation in your matter.