What Are the Main Causes of Train Accidents?

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Train accidents are extremely frightening for passengers. Oftentimes, they are also fatal. When you or someone you love sustains an injury in a train accident, you have every right to hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation beyond the settlement offers from insurance. Understanding the cause of your train accident will be essential for the proper handling of your claim.

What Causes Train Accidents?

The main cause of train accidents in general negligence. This includes inattention, failure to make repairs, and a number of other issues that can cause or prevent a proper reaction to dangerous situations. Negligence may occur on part of the engineer, station workers, maintenance crews, and others. Identifying the source is important when seeking compensation.

In addition to general negligence, leading causes of train accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Human Error
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Reckless Drivers

Many train accidents involve the train alone, but some involve cars, trucks, SUVs, and even pedestrians.

What Are My Options?

Victims of train accidents should speak with an attorney right away. This will allow for an investigation and, if needed, accident reconstruction that will help identify the liable party or parties. Once identified, legal action can be pursued to seek maximum compensation. Without an investigation, you will likely be at the mercy of whatever insurance deems your injury worth.

Through legal action, you can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering, but a successful case requires a negligent party. Having a lawyer look into your accident helps establish liability, the first step in obtaining proper and full compensation.

We Are Here to Help

Ira Maurer has decades of experience helping victims of serious injury get justice. Preparing every case for the possibility of trial, he has secured over $100 million for our clients and is here to review your case free of charge to help you understand what your injuries may be worth. If you have been injured, you don’t have to go it alone. We are here to help.

Please call Maurer Law at 845-896-5295 to schedule your complimentary case review at our Fishkill office today.

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