When a train accident occurs, there may be many victims. This accident can cause catastrophic injuries or death due to the enormous size and weight of the locomotive. A train accident lawsuit often involves multiple responsible parties, and can be complicating. Train accidents are subject to different laws, standards, and statutes of limitations than most vehicle accident lawsuits. Knowing the different types of train accidents can make the claims process easier. The following are different types of train accidents:
Crossing accidents usually occur because of defective crossing lights or gates, train operator negligence, or insufficient platform protection. Crossing accidents also occur when trains fail to sound their horns or fail to use their lights when approaching crossings.
Derailment accidents can cause severe injuries and property damage. Most times, train derailments are the result of failure to follow established safety standards. They may also be caused by faulty tracks, obstacles on the tracks, faulty equipment or too much cargo weight.
Commuter accidents occur when a passenger is riding on a train. These include being injured if the train crashes into something or if another passenger injures you.
Train and Vehicle Collisions
A train colliding with other vehicles can be very traumatic and costly. These types of accidents often occur at crossings when people fail to notice or are unable to avoid the oncoming train.
Train accidents do not always involve derailment or collision. Sometimes, pedestrians and bystanders can slip and fall under trains and be crushed.
Get in Touch with The Reinken Law Firm for Experienced Train Accident Lawyers
A train accident requires the special expertise of an experienced train accident attorney. If you were injured in a train accident, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and accident-related expenses. Get in touch with The Reinken Law Firm to defend your case. You can call us at 203-541-0090, 203-418-7037 or 203-489-2825.