Railroad & Train Accidents

Train accidents happen every 90 seconds somewhere in the United States, a statistic that might be surprising to regular train passengers.

The laws that govern train accidents and any train accident injuries are complicated, so if you’re injured in a train accident, it’s important to have a reliable attorney who is familiar with these laws.

At The Barnes Firm, our attorneys have helped injured passengers and bystanders in dozens of train accident cases across the country. Our team has the experience and the track record of success necessary to get results for you and your family.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a train accident, call us now or contact us for a FREE case evaluation.

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Federal Employees Liability Act

Railroad workers and train workers hurt in a railroad crossing accident or other accident due to someone else’s negligence could be entitled to additional compensation under the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA).

How FELA Can Help

Pedestrian Safety

Each year, there are more than 2,000 train collisions resulting in hundreds of injuries and fatalities. Some of these injuries impact pedestrians walking on or near railroad tracks.

Pedestrian Safety Near Railroads

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Railroad Grade Crossing

The Federal Railroad Administration estimates that there are thousands of train crashes each year, most of which involve a collision with a car, truck, or other vehicle in a railroad crossing accident. These result in hundreds of injuries each year, most of which can be avoided.

Why Railroad Crossing Safety Is Important

Train Accident Statistics

Aside from the number of collisions and derailments, there are many other statistics concerning those who live near and cross railroad tracks every day. Some crossings don’t have proper lighting, or have defective railroad gates. Other trains don’t have safety features in place that are soon to be required by the federal government.

More Train Accident Statistics Here

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Car Safety Around Trains

Most train accidents happen at crossings, where the train crashes into a car or truck that blocks the tracks. These railroad crossing accidents are completely preventable, and our safety analysts have made various recommendations to help you avoid a dangerous situation.

How To React At Railroad Crossings

Railroad Derailments

A train derailment can happen for any number of reasons, most of which can be avoided with proper maintenance and up-to-date safety technology.

What Causes Train Derailments

Railroad Crossing Accidents
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Subway, Trolley & Light Rail Accidents

The Barnes Firm has represented dozens of injured victims across the country, including those injured in a cable car/trolley accident, subway accident, or light rail accident.

Some subway accidents and light rail accidents are the result of slip and falls at station platforms, but these are not the most common causes of injuries.

What Causes A Subway or Light Rail Accident

Who Is Liable in a Train Accident?

Liability can be difficult to determine in some cases, and more than one train company or manufacturer could be found at fault for a train accident.

Determining Liability in a Train Accident.


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