Train Derailment Attorney

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 often result in severe injuries to both passengers and bystanders.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a train derailment, get in touch with one of The Barnes Firm’s best train accident attorneys right away so you can get to know your legal options for FREE before time runs out.

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Common Causes Of Train Derailments

Some of 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

Other Causes

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
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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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