Although the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, and other government organizations make many efforts to ensure public safety and reduce the number of train accidents, there are still numerous injuries and wrongful deaths caused by trains.
As neither humans nor machines are free from error, malfunctions regularly occur. Some of the most common causes include train or traffic signal malfunctions at intersections, poorly maintained tracks, track switching failure, conductor error, mechanical failures, and improperly loaded freight cars.
Accidents involving trains often include fatalities and catastrophic injuries. When those accidents were the result of negligence or wrongdoing, victims or their surviving families might be eligible to seek damages and compensation. Contact us for a free consultation.