Accidents Caused by Conductor Negligence
After a train accident takes place, the incident will most likely be under investigation by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the train company, and possibly other state and local authorities. They will review the accident and potential causes, including the safety of the railroad and the train itself, or if an external factor caused the accident, such as a vehicle at a
railroad crossing. In cases that come down to matters of conductor negligence, the investigation will become even more scrutinized by NTSB and other authorities.
Train conductors are expected to abide by certain laws, provide a high quality service, and pay detailed attention to all of their surroundings at every moment. When a train conductor fails to do their job properly, they put hundreds of others at risk for injury and even wrongful death. Examples of conductor negligence can include managing the train while intoxicated, driving on drugs or a prescription medication that can impair judgment or make a conductor drowsy, talking on a cell phone or texting, or any other type of behavior that will take the conductor's full attention away from his or her job.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a train accident caused by conductor negligence, do not wait another moment to consult with a train accident lawyer from Arnold & Itkin LLP. At our office, we have experience in the area of train accident law and claims regarding the
Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Filing an individual injury claim will be extremely difficult, and without a
train accident attorney, it may be nearly impossible. For an individual injury claim, a person must prove the conductor's negligence and how it contributed directly to their injuries. This is a difficult task for any person who has been injured, especially if they are more interested in seeking a full recovery in the hospital instead of investigating their claim.