Railroad Crossings and Train Accidents
The majority of traffic accidents involve only vehicles that are designed for travel on the roadway. Those accidents in which a passenger or freight train collides with a car or truck, however, have the potential to cause serious injury or death to the smaller vehicle’s occupants and to others who are in the vicinity of the car when it is struck. While these incidents are rare, they do occur each year and the consequences can be devastating.
If you or your loved one has been hurt in an accident at a railroad crossing then we may be able to help you to pursue financial compensation through a civil claim. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your legal rights in this matter.
Contributing Factors in Train Accidents
To ensure that drivers are alerted to the presence of a railway, railroad companies or municipal agencies are expected to post signs and/or lights indicating thusly. The failure to provide these warnings constitutes just one of many potential factors in a train accident. Here are a few more possibilities to consider:
- Negligent hiring
- Failure to train employees
- Train operator intoxication
- Train operator drowsiness
- Distracted train operation
- Lack of railroad crossing signs
- Safety gate failure
If you or a member of your family has been harmed by a negligent conductor, municipality, or railroad company, you may have grounds for legal action. If successful, you could receive compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
If your car was struck by a train then you may be entitled to fair compensation. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more.