Train Accidents

Because our society has been using trains for transportation for over a hundred years, many people assume that there is no risk associated with riding trains anymore. However, train accidents still occur with alarming frequency. According to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis, 13,067 railroad and train-related accidents occurred in 2007 alone.

If you or someone you know was injured in a train accident due to the operator’s negligence or a mechanical problem, you may qualify for compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced attorney, contact the Racine train accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

Causes of Train Accidents

While many people are familiar with images of derailed trains and huge railway accidents, they generally assume that they will never be involved in a train accident. Additionally, many people do not consider the many potential causes of train accidents. Some of the most common causes of railway accidents in the United States include the following:

  • Train conductor or operator negligence, careless, or inattentiveness
  • Mechanical failures
  • Lack of proper maintenance
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Excessive speeds
  • Improper track-line switching

No matter what causes a train accident, the results can be absolutely devastating for passengers and passersby.

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Train accidents can lead to severe injuries and complications for many people, even people not involved in the accident. If you or someone you care about has suffered because of a train accident, you don’t have to suffer alone. Contact the Racine train accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for more information.