San Francisco Attorney Helping Victims of Railroad Crossing Accidents
Railroad analysts report on thousands of accidents at railroad crossings every year. These collisions have resulted in hundreds of fatalities, and thousands of other injuries.
All railroad crossings are dangerous, and over 90% of all fatal train accidents happen at a railroad crossing.
Trains almost always have the right-of-way on the railroad tracks, and drivers approaching a rail crossing have a responsibility to stop and wait until the train has passed.
Train operators and railroad companies also have a duty to be as safe as possible. Engineers are required to use a train horn or whistle to alert others that a train is approaching a crossing. The law also requires engineers to turn on the train’s headlights and use horns that meet a minimum loudness standard.
At most crossings, railroad companies are responsible for maintaining all lights, bells and crossing arms. These are required to be fully functional at all times.
If someone you know has been injured in train accident, let The Barnes Firm help. Call an experienced train accident attorney or contact us any time.
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