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Improperly Marked Crossings

If train tracks run through a community, it is very important that the local government provide adequate safety equipment for everyone living near or working on the railroad. This equipment includes signs clearly marking railroad crossing, alarms that alert drivers and pedestrians to approaching trains, and safety gates that lower across the road when a train is approaching.

Alarmingly, the National Transportation Safety Board has announced that 80% of all public railroad crossing are not protected by either lights or safety gates. This is certainly a contributing factor to the thousands of railroad accidents that occur across the US every year.

Injuries Caused by Lack of Safety Gates

Safety gates were designed to make it very clear to anyone on the road that a train is approaching, since signs can be obscured by plant growth or lack of sufficient light. They can also protect drivers who are having trouble adequately stopping due to water or ice on the roads, or other factors.

A lack of safety gates increases the odds that collisions will occur at any given crossing. Trains are very large and powerful machines; the possibility of a train accident is not something to be taken lightly. At the offices of Jacksonville railroad crossing accident lawyer Don Guthrie, we will help clients win compensation for a variety of consequences following an accident, including:

  • Disability, or limited mobility
  • Chronic pain
  • Significant medical expenses
  • Lost earnings due to missed work or loss of job
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Death of a loved one

Win Justice

If you or a loved one has been hurt by another party’s negligence, you have options for fighting back and winning the compensation you deserve. For advice about your cases, contact the offices of Jacksonville train accident lawyer Don Guthrie, PA, at 904-296-1088.

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