Train accidents happen throughout California and often result in death or severe personal injury. Trains are used all the time for multiple purposes; they are used for transporting goods across the country, as well as traveling. Unfortunately, sometimes a train’s destination is never met because of a horrible accident that occurs due to the negligence of another party. Individuals on the train, people in their cars or pedestrians can all be victims of this type of accident. Many times, personal injury and death results. Our lawyers practice in and other various areas of California and are here to help you or a loved one if involved in a train accident.
What Are the Major Causes of Railway Accidents?
How do major rail carriers such as Metrolink, Amtrak, BART and other rail lines get involved in accidents with other vehicle or pedestrians? Some examples of train accidents include derailments, rear end collisions, crashing into automobiles, and fires on the train. How do things like this happen? There are a number of different factors that can contribute to a train accident. One major cause of train accidents is operator negligence. An operator that has not been trained properly is drowsy, impaired or distracted while operating a train can result in disaster. Equipment on the train and lack of inspections can also lead to train accidents. Finally, factors that don’t include the actual train itself – such as defects in railroad tracks or lack of railroad crossing signals – can result in a horrible accident. If you feel one of these reasons resulted in your accident in San Diego contact a lawyer.
Injuries Caused by Train Mishaps
Train accidents can result in a number of tragic things, including but not limited to:
* Bone Fractures
* Brain Injury
* Spinal Cord Injury
Not all accidents that occur are necessarily the fault of someone else. However, it has been reported that many train accidents that occur could have been prevented if proper precautions were followed and someone was not negligent. If you are located anywhere in California, including San Diego, and you are unsure whether or not the accident you or your loved one was involved in was due to the negligence of another, is imperative to contact a lawyer. An attorney will examine the facts of the case and help figure out what type of compensation to which they may be entitled.