On any given day, a train may collide with an automobile, a truck, or even another train. Train accidents can be much more catastrophic compared to motorcycle accidents and auto accidents, especially after taking into consideration the high speeds that trains travel and a train’s massive weight. The Federal Railroad Administration states that there were over 10,000 train accidents and incidents across the country in 2009, resulting in more than 700 fatalities.
Common causes of train accidents and railroad crossing accidents across the United States include excessive train speeds, lack of mechanical guards, lack of flashing lights, mechanical failure on the part of the train or the crossing signals, and obstructed crossings. Poor maintenance of the train can result in its breaking down, while tracks that are repaired negligently can also cause a collision. Even the slightest error in train scheduling may accidentally cause two trains to travel on the same track and lead to an accident.
Victims of train accidents may sustain serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain damage, burns, head and neck injuries, and even death. Victims are then left to deal with physical, emotional and financial difficulties, such as mounting medical bills, disability, loss of wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
At Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A., our experienced legal team will conduct a thorough investigation in order to establish liability and help you recover the damages you are entitled to.
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If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a train accident due to the negligence of another individual or entity, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible. We will help you fight for you and your loved one’s rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your injuries and losses.
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