Railroad Derailment

Train Derailment Attorney

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There are many factors that can cause a train to run off the tracks. These are some of the most serious types of train accidents, and the most common causes of a train derailment include:

  • Operator error
  • Poor train maintenance
  • Negligent Car or Truck driver
  • Defect in railroad tracks
  • Aging infrastructure (tracks, tunnels, etc)
  • Defective train parts

Train accident investigations often involve regional or federal agencies. These investigations can often take years to complete, but the cause of a train accident or train derailment are often the same. Here are some of the most common causes of a train derailment accident:

  • Operator fatigue
  • Excessive speed
  • Defective railroad crossings
  • Poor operating practices
  • Alcohol or illegal drug use
  • Defective Fuel tank
  • Hazardous chemicals or waste materials
  • Defective crossing signals
  • Inadequate signal interchanges
  • Inconsistent train track or rail inspection
  • Failure to use horn
  • Sun kinks

If someone has been injured in train accident, let a train accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm help. Call us or contact us any time, day or night.

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