Phoenix Train Derailment Attorney

Derailment occurs when a train moves off of the rails, or tracks, that it is meant to follow. Even with the advancements in rail safety that have been made in recent years, derailment remains a common cause of major train accidents. This dangerous problem is almost always caused by some kind human error.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a train derailment that could have been avoided, you may have grounds for legal action. Phoenix train derailment attorneys Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. can offer the experienced legal guidance you need. Call us today at 800-763-0964.

Causes of Train Derailments

Train derailments can be caused by many different factors, including:

  • Rail defects: If the rail that a train is running on breaks, the train can easily become separated from it. Breaks in the rail can be caused by the use of low quality materials, or poor rail construction. Rails need to be closely monitored for any cracks, which can be caused by cold weather or other factors.
  • Excessive speed: When a train is moving too quickly, the risk of derailment can be greatly increased. The friction between the train and the rail can damage the rail or cause the train’s wheels to move over the top of the rail.
  • Obstacles on the rail: A collision between a train and a large object can cause a disastrous derailment. The chances of this are increased if the train is not designed to move obstacles to one side.

If you or a loved one has been hurt by errors like these, a qualified Phoenix derailment injury attorney can help you win the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

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Railroad accidents are a complex area of law requiring a high level of experience. Phoenix train derailment attorneys Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. can provide the legal services you need. Contact us at 800-763-0964.

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