Trains are used all across the country on an everyday basis. Whether it's to transport goods, bring people to and from work, or a method of transportation for a vacation, trains are a popular choice due to their speed and convenience. Unfortunately, a number of crashes involving trains have occurred and will continue to occur.
Locomotive accidents usually involve:
- Mechanical Failure
- Collisions With Cars
- Collisions With Other Locomotives
With so many things capable of going wrong, many different individuals can be affected by a locomotive crash. The riders on a train, individuals in a car, or even a pedestrian can be injured or killed from a train accident. There are many railroad crossings that are not properly equipped with safety gates and lights, resulting in an increasing risk of automobile drivers and pedestrians getting hit by a locomotive. An experienced lawyer can help bring your injury case to court.
Usually, a locomotive accident is due to someone's negligence. Poorly maintained tracks, tired or untrained operators, and lack of train maintenance are all different factors that can lead to a catastrophic disaster. Severe injuries, including amputations and permanent disabilities may be the result, along with death.
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