Improper Train Maintenance
Proper Maintenance Procedures
In order for a train car to run properly it must be adequately maintained. This is a seemingly reasonable statement; however, it is not always one which is reasonably adhered. In fact, many train accidents are the direct result of failure to maintain train car vehicles in the ways necessary to ensure safety. In addition to seeing to it that all of all of a train's inner parts are in good, working condition, train operators and the companies that run them are also responsible for the maintenance of several other systems related to the proper functioning of railway vehicles. Areas which require continual maintenance include the wheel lathe, the brake system, and even the facilities that train companies utilize to ensure that their cars are cleaned and stored safely.
Trains can pose a public hazard to others if they are not well maintained in a way that allows for the safety of
passengers, workers, and nearby onlookers alike. This means that proper maintenance procedures must be taken at all times, including those times when a train is not actually on the tracks. For example, train cars are stabled in depots which need to be cleaned and serviced just as thoroughly and frequently as do the train cars themselves. Failure to properly wash depots and make sure that they are free of any
toxic hazards and/or
toxic materials is crucial to the operation of the train itself. Furthermore, a train's mechanical parts – right down to the toilette system – need to be cleaned, updated, and maintained constantly in order the ensure that defects in one area do not trickle into any other, thereby causing accidents of a catastrophic nature. Even fallen leaves on a railroad track could pose potential danger because they have the ability to damage train car wheels – a problem that could
It is always essential to have access to the underneath of a train. When the bottom side of the train car is inaccessible it could lead to unsafe working conditions for both railroad and
non-railroad employees. Perhaps the most important component of train car maintenance is rolling stock maintenance. This can be programmed in one of three ways: by mileage, time, or conditioning monitoring. After you have been injured in a train car accident, you have every right to question the causation of the accident. In fact, there is often good reason to believe that the seriousness of the accident could have been avoided had the proper maintenance procedures been taken. With the help of a
train accident lawyer that can
investigate the accident and determine what led to it, you stand to obtain a much more profitable case outcome.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, the personal injury defense you need can be found in an associate at our firm. We have dedicated our careers to the protection and representation of personal injury victims throughout the country – throughout the world, for that matter – and train accidents are a big part of our practice. Our successful track record is representative of the dedication and personal care that we devote to each and every one of the clients we take on. We know how difficult the time following an accident can be, especially when it involves the operating systems of a train company (an area you are not expected to know anything about). Our team has taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are up to date on all current laws regarding train and railway accidents, making us a force to be reckoned with when it comes to claims of personal injury which may have resulted from an improperly maintained train. Injury accidents are trying enough without the stress of figuring out how to pay for the legal services you need in order to address your case. For this reason, we have taken that element out of the mix. We work on a contingency fee basis, so if we cannot recover damages on your behalf then you won't owe us a thing. We are here to help with all of your needs, from professional support to legal guidance and anything else that might arise throughout your legal journey.