Train Accidents

Train Accidents:

Although trains are widely considered to be a relatively safe form of travel, train accidents and commuter light rail accidents do happen. When they do, they are almost always catastrophic events and can result in serious injuries and death.

Train accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Collision with an automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian
  • Collision with another train
  • Train derailment
  • Conductor/Engineer negligence
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Line of sight issues
  • Excessive speed
  • Outdated/Damaged train tracks
  • Negligence in railroad crossing design and maintenance

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a train or commuter light rail accident, you should consult with an attorney right away.  Train companies, commuter rail authorities, maintenance companies, design and engineering firms, construction firms, motorists and others may be responsible for train or commuter light rail accidents and you may be able to obtain compensation for the injuries you suffered.