Train and railroad accidents are devastating events that can easily result in serious injuries or death. In 2005 alone, there were nearly 3,200 train accidents in the United States, which resulted in at least 33 fatalities and more than 730 injuries. The majority of these accidents involved train derailments, collisions with passenger vehicles or tractor trailers, and wrecks with other trains.
Free Train & Railroad Accident Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a train, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Millions of Americans use trains each and every day. Whether headed just across town to work, or all the way around the country, the train is universally recognized as a cheap and reliable mode of transportation to get from point A to point B. Unfortunately, when trains aren’t maintained, or when reckless drivers try to beat the train across the tracks, serious accidents can occur. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a train, the Train Accident Lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP can help you recover damages for your injuries.
Types of Train Accidents
Train accidents have been known to occur in a number of forms including:
- collision with another train
- collision with a car or bus
- mechanical failure that leads to an accident
- inadequate security on the train
- dated and unsuitably maintained tracks
- conductor negligence
Sadly, any one of these events are quite capable of producing catastrophic injuries and death. Many familiar with these issues have called for the rail industry to adopt basic engineering and systems safety principals. It has been estimated that approximately 3,000 people are involved in some form of accident with a train each year around the country. This is a shocking statistic that clearly demands more attention. If comprehensive safety measures were implemented, this number would likely drop sharply.
Who’s Responsible for Train Accidents?
Due to the fact that so many different factors can lead to railroad accidents, there are a number of entities that may be held responsible for your injuries. And while it is ultimately the responsibility of the railroad company to maintain the train and tracks, automobile drivers also have a responsibility to obey all laws and not to try and sneak across the tracks after the crossbars have been lowered.
If you’ve been involved in a train accident, you may be able to be compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost income. The Train Accident Lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP can help you research your case, and file your lawsuit in court.
Do You Have a Train & Railroad Accident Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in train & railroad accident lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new personal injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Train & Railroad Accident Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been involved in any form of train accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a train & railroad injury accident suit and we can help.