Every few weeks, it seems, there’s news of yet another tragic, high-profile train crash that ends up injuring or even killing several passengers.
The truth is, there has been an abundance of passenger train accidents across the country in recent years, causing the millions of people who rely on Amtrak, commuter rail, subways, and other passenger trains for their daily commute to worry about the state of railroad safety in America.
Too often, these train accidents are caused by acts of sheer negligence on the part of a rail company, such as deteriorating track conditions that go unrepaired, equipment left on the rails, dangerous speeding through hazardous curves, or engineers who are distracted or fatigued while operating the train.
These mistakes can have devastating consequences for the passengers and crew riding the train in the form of broken bones and fractures, back and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, and other life-threatening injuries.
Even innocent bystanders and those living in homes near train tracks can be hurt or killed by a train careening off the track. In fact, nearly 1,000 people are killed in train accidents each year, and thousands of passengers suffer serious injuries annually, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
If you or someone you love was recently injured or killed in a train accident, our attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from a crash or derailment. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form to learn more today.