If you or a friend or family member is interested in more information concerning a train accident case, contact Horowitz & Logue at (724) 288-9750 in order to talk to one of our experienced and dedicated injury lawyers.
A staggering 4,420 train accidents were reported in 2016 according to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis. These numbers are surprising considering that we often no longer use trains as a major means of transportation. The fact that despite this decrease in use the accident numbers are still high, means that there is still an issue facing this industry. If you or anyone that you know has been involved in a train accident/incident. Please contact our law firm to talk to one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
While fatalities on trains tend to be low, especially in the past few years, there are still hundreds of injuries that result from accidents each year. There are several reasons why there may be an incident involving a train, including, but not limited to:
- Human error
- Signal causes
- Track causes
- Mechanical failure
- Improperly functioning crossings
- Equipment malfunction
- Yard accidents
When these accidents occur, someone is responsible, and it can range anywhere from the company who made the parts for the equipment to the person operating them at the time. Our job is to be sure that the victim gets the justice and the compensation they deserve.
Injuries that occur from these incidents are not always apparent immediately. Often times, victims may feel alright when leaving the scene and check out “OK.” The problem is that lasting back and neck problems may occur as well as head traumas that cannot be seen and may not present immediately. In these cases, the victim still deserves their compensation and may be entitled to have medical bills covered that mounted because of the original accident.
When many people think of a train they think of steam engines or locomotives that haul large loads now instead of passengers. Amtrak and other similar companies that run the newer age passenger trains are important in every day travel for many Americans. These companies are also responsible for train incidents and are typically where we see more injuries in the present time. Any time you or someone you know are riding any type of train and are injured, including all of the possible scenarios listed above, please call Horowitz & Logue at (724) 288-9750 so that we can help you get the compensation and justice that you deserve. Our team has the knowledge and motivation needed to help you and make sure those responsible are held accountable. Don’t wait until it may be too late, call today.