Train Accidents

Train AccidentsD.C. and Maryland Train Accidents Attorney

Common Causes:

  • Train signals fail
  • Trains derail
  • Trains may miss vital signals in their path
  • Mechanical Issues
  • Resulting in crashes with other trains
  • Operator under the influence (drinking/drugs)
  • Operator distracted as a result of cell phone use

Accident victims have very little protection when they are traveling by train since there are no safety devices such as seat belts to prevent them from being thrown from their seat and potentially thrown from a crashed train car. Passengers who suffer injuries are often hospitalized and treated for serious injuries including head trauma, back injuries and broken bones.

Operators of freight trains and passenger trains have a responsibility to ensure their operators are well trained and aware of the signals they must be aware of on the rails. If you are ever in this unlikely circumstance in which you are injured or debilitated due to a train, you are entitled to the assistance of a lawyer dedicated to resolving your legal matter and getting you the compensation that you deserve for your pain and suffering. If you or a loved one were involved in any accident involving a D.C. or Maryland train, contact Morris LLP at (301) 731-1000 immediately.

 

 

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