Train accidents are more common than you may think. When we think of train accidents we often think of train on car collisions, train on train collision or even derailments. However, train accidents come in a wide variety of situations from slip and fall injuries to fatal accidents involving pedestrians and or vehicles or both. People who have experienced train accidents have noted how abruptly it happens, how violent it feels and how utterly powerless they felt. Of those who do live to speak about it, the devastating and life-long injuries that one can suffer at the hands of a careless operator or other individuals are indescribable. When a train accident occurs, it can involve lots of different people and can be the responsibility of many different parties. Finding a good attorney to help review the case is critical. A claim can involve the manufacturer of the train, those that maintain the tracks, the people responsible for loading the train when it involves displacement of items. It can be against a municipality or government or private entities that were supposed to maintain the train tracks, signals and crossings or be simply against the operator of the train.
The Federal Railroad Administration reported in 2014 that every week in the United States about 16 people were killed by trains.
At Cutler Rader, we are dedicated to helping the victims of train accidents recover substantial amounts of money to help them get their lives back on track. We recommend you pursue a claim soon after your accident as there are certain time limitations on how long you have to file a claim.
Contact us at (954) 913-CASE (2273) for a complimentary consultation.
Common Types Of Train Accidents:
Railroad Crossing Accidents
- Defective signals or gates
- Trains that fail to sound their horns when approaching crossings
- Trains that fail to use their lights when approaching crossings
- Trains parked too close to a crossing
- Crossings obstructed by plants and other objects
- Objects protruding from the train
- Train on Train
- Train on Pedestrian
- Train on Car, Truck or Bus
- Faulty tracks
- Obstacles on the tracks
- Faulty equipment
- Too much cargo weight
- Slip and Fall
- Head Injuries & Others From Stopping Short
- Passenger on passenger injuries