Collisions Involving Trains and Cars
Thousands of instances of collisions involving trains and auto vehicles occur every year. Due to the massive size discrepancy between train cars and automobiles, accidents of this nature often end catastrophically. Instances of derailment and
conductor negligence can quickly
lead to accidents involving other vehicles on the road, and when they do the results often include serious injury or wrongful death.
A train accident attorney should be immediately contacted if an automobile driver is involved in a collision with a train. No matter what the circumstances of the case may be
investigation into the accident will need to be made in order to determine the cause of the accident and who is at fault. Oftentimes,
train accidents are the result of improper maintenance or excessive cargo loads that can easily lead to derailment or malfunction. Human error must also be taken into account in these situations; train conductors and staff are just as susceptible to making mistakes as anyone else, and these mistakes have the potential to be fatal when they affect the operation of such a large transportation vehicle.
Depending on the state in which your train-car accident occurred, there will be a different set of laws regarding the legal procedures that will ensue. In some states, each party involved in the accident will be responsible for attending to their own losses. In other states, the accident will be thoroughly investigated and assessed in order to determine who is to blame. The party found at fault may be held responsible for the damages incurred during the accident.
Train accidents that involve other cars on the road have the potential to affect passengers, other drivers on and, of course, the parties directly involved in the collision.
Railroad crossings are often the sites of train-car collisions; however, no matter where the accident takes place, there will always be the need for legal address and an attorney from our firm is here to help. We are dedicated to the practice of personal injury as it relates to
railway accidents, and we want to help you seek compensation for any injury and loss that may have resulted from your collision. Therefore, we will work tirelessly in order to ensure that a strong case is built on your behalf, one that will effectively convey the totality of the situation and how your rights, safety and personal wellbeing were compromised during the accident.