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Train Accidents

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a train crash or railroad crossing accident in the United States, the train accident lawyers at Baldante & Rubenstein are here to help.

It seems like every month there is news of another tragic, high profile train crash that end up injuring and/or even killing a great deal of passengers. Approximately 3,000 train accidents and about 1,000 fatalities from train accidents occur each year in the United States according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

The FRA reports that human error is the leading cause of train accidents. Human error often leads to avoidable accidents and includes behavior such as:

  • Failure to properly align railroad switches;
  • Driver fatigue;
  • Substance abuse;
  • Improper use of equipment;
  • Communication problems; and/or
  • Driver inexperience.

Train accidents can also be attributed to track problems such as broken welds, switches, worn rails, or damaged tracks.

There are several other common causes of train accidents, including:

  • Faulty equipment;
  • Electrical failure;
  • Inspection or maintenance violations;
  • Cars on the track attempting to pass in front of the train; and/or
  • Derailment.

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.

If you have been injured in a train accident, the Train Accident lawyers at Baldante & Rubenstein may be able to help. To have an attorney review your case at no cost or obligation to you, please contact Baldante & Rubenstein at (800) 601-1616.