Train Accidents and Injuries

While the number of trains and the lengths of track have dwindled greatly since the heyday of train travel, they are still readily used to transport premade items, minerals such as coal and oil, gravel and many other goods. Thus trains still run frequently through cities and the countryside in the United States and they still pose the same threats to life and limb that they always have.

Each year, thousands of people are injured and killed by trains. Most of these accidents are the result of irresponsible drivers or pedestrians who race past train crossings without looking both ways. But sometimes train accidents are caused by the negligence of others.

Train Negligence

Every year nearly 3,000 train accidents occur in the United States, resulting in almost 1,000 deaths. These accidents can include:

  • Train on car or bus accidents
  • Train on train accidents
  • Train on pedestrian accidents
  • Train derailment
  • Train fires

Sometimes these accidents are due to human error on the part of the government or train workers. Signs and warnings at train crossings must be constantly checked and updated to ensure that they are fully functioning. However, drivers and pedestrians should not solely rely on these warning signals, as they are often in disrepair. When attempting to cross a train track, the driver should bring the vehicle to a complete stop and look far into the distance on both sides of their car before proceeding.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one was injured by a train due to the negligence of another party, contact the experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., today at 800-763-0964.

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