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Train Accidents

Thousands of train accidents occur in the United States each year. While these types of accidents aren’t as common as others – car accidents, bike accidents, boating accidents – they have such a large impact when they do occur. Each train accident is different, resulting in a range of damages and injuries to those involved. Ensuring you have experienced help on your side it vital. If you need a train accident attorney in South Carolina, Bernstein and Bernstein is here for you.

Common carriers are considered railroad companies and commuter rail lines. These companies must adhere to common carrier laws, ensuring the safety of their passengers and cargo. Failing to comply with these laws makes the carrier liable for any injuries or damages caused by the accident. While no one can guarantee the safety of others, it is their responsibility to do all they can to avoid harm. Whether you are a bystander, passenger or railroad worker, the injuries you endure during a train accident can lead you to compensation.

Causes of Train Accidents

Several factors can play into causing a train accident and multiple parties can be held liable for any injuries, damages or cost associated with the accident. Some examples of causes of train accidents include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Debris on the tracks
  • Improper maintenance of train tracks
  • Faulty tracks
  • Faulty equipment
  • Failure to use warnings – horns or lights
  • Train conductor negligence
  • Collapsed bridges
  • Collision with another train or other automobile

Types of Train Accidents

  • Railroad-highway crossing accidents
  • Railroad-worker injuries
  • Passenger accidents
  • Derailments
  • Pedestrian injuries

Injuries or Problems Caused by Train Accidents

Serious injuries that can occur in the event of an accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Lost wages
  • Wrongful death
  • Severe trauma
  • Disabling injuries

Contact Bernstein and Bernstein for experienced representation if you have been involved in a train accident causing personal injury and damages. A knowledgeable attorney can help you recover damages caused by your injuries and answer any questions you may have.