Train Derailment Accidents in the United States
Often times, when a moving train strikes an object in its path or is traveling at too quick of a speed, it will derail and cause catastrophic injury and harm to the passengers, crew members and to the train itself. Train derailment accidents are considered to be very serious, especially because a train may overturn after it has derailed. This type of accident has several known causes, including the following:
- Misaligned or broken rails
- Excessive speed by train
- Manufacturing defects in the train or wheels of the train
- Collision with another object on the track
- Conductor negligence
In some cases, a train may collide with another vehicle, such as a car or a truck, at the railroad crossing. As a result, the train will be thrust off of the track and the vehicle in its path will be entirely destroyed. If you or someone you know has been involved in a
train accident caused by derailment, do not hesitate to call a
train accident lawyer from Arnold & Itkin LLP.
Train Accident Lawyer Helping Victims Recover Compensation
Recovering compensation in a train accident can be especially difficult, mostly because each injury case will vary by the amount of the injuries and the conditions of the accident. For those on a passenger train, you will need help of an experienced attorney while the Federal Railroad Administration looks into the cause of the accident. For
railroad workers who have sustained an
wrongful death due to a derailed train at their jobsite, an attorney will help you understand the options you have to file a claim as the accident is under
investigation as well. Because train accidents are considered to be so lethal and dangerous, they will almost always be investigated by a local and federal agency, in addition to the train company.
To learn more about your rights after being involved in a train derailment accident, call Arnold & Itkin LLP.