Phoenix Improperly Maintained Train Tracks Lawyer

Many people seem to think that railroad collisions are often, if not always, caused by the drivers or pedestrians involved. The truth is that train accidents can have many different causes, from bad weather to train conductor error. One of the most common causes – accounting for about 35% of injuries according to the Federal Railroad Administration – is defects in the train tracks.

Determining responsibility for a railroad track defect is usually not an easy job; responsibility for building or maintaining tracks may lie with different parties, depending on the circumstances. For important information about protecting your rights after an accident, contact Phoenix improperly maintained train tracks lawyer Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

The Dangers of Poorly Maintained Tracks

When train tracks are not routinely checked for problems and adequately repaired, they can quickly become a danger to the community. Some of the defects that can develop over time, and need to be corrected quickly, include:

  • Rotting wooden slats (also known as timbers)
  • Damage to the rails caused by wear and tear
  • Loosened or missing screws, plates, or other important components

Problems like these can have tragic consequences for train passengers, as well as any nearby motorists or pedestrians. A Phoenix train track defect lawyer may be of assistance if you have been hurt in an accident caused by:

  • A conductor’s inability to control or stop the train
  • Train derailment
  • Dangerous or toxic chemicals released from a wrecked train

You could be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost work, property repairs, and more.

Contact Us

Phoenix poorly maintained train track lawyers Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. will give your case the attention and passionate research it deserves. Contact us at 800-763-0964 for the representation you need.

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