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Train Accidents

When passengers board a train – whether it is part of a local public transit system or a cross-country company – they tend not to think twice about getting into an accident. Unfortunately, however, train accidents are more common than people may think. Each year, thousands of railroad incidents occur, taking the lives of up to several hundred victims. Because trains tend not to have personal safety measures such as seat belts installed, those onboard may suffer severe injuries if the train derails or collides with an obstruction.

Why do train accidents occur?

There are a number of reasons why a train wreck may occur, ranging anywhere from conductor negligence to manufacturing errors. Any passengers who are harmed in an accident resulting from some party’s negligence may have the right to claim damages for their physical, time, and monetary losses. Train accident causes that may present the possibility for compensation for the injured individuals include the following:

  • Failure to maintain train
  • Failure to maintain tracks
  • Poor train security
  • Conductor negligence
  • Manufacturing or design error, leading to mechanical failure
  • Defective warning systems
  • Inadequate railroad crossing notification
  • Poor conductor training
  • Obstacles present on the tracks
  • Poor train loading

If you have been injured in a train accident resulting from any of the above reasons, then you may have the right to damages. Call Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie today to learn more about your legal options.

Contact Us

If you have been the victim of a train wreck, or if you would like to learn more about these dangerous and deadly incidents, contact the Jacksonville personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie today at 904-296-1088 to speak with one of our qualified attorneys about your concerns.

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