With railroad injuries, it is important to contact an experienced railroad accident attorney as soon as possible. The railroad will have their investigators on the scene immediately looking for evidence that may assist their side of the case. You need someone on your side at the earliest moment.
Here are some facts relating to railroad accidents:
In the US, every 90 minutes there is a train collision.
Approximately every 2 weeks a train carrying hazardous material goes off the tracks.
For the most part, railroad companies still rely on technology that was developed more than 70 years ago.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, more than 80% of all railroad crossings have inadequate warning devices. The National Transportation Safety Board has suggested mandatory sleep apnea testing for engineers.
Train accidents are sometimes caused by acts of negligence on the part of a rail company, such as dangerous speeding through hazardous areas, operating equipment that does not trigger warning devices, deteriorating track conditions, equipment on the rails, or engineers who are distracted or fatigued while operating the train.
These mistakes can have devastating consequences for people simply trying to cross the track, and for the passengers and crew riding the train. Injuries often involve broken bones and fractures, back and neck pain, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, burns, or other life-threatening injuries.
Can a Train Accident Lawyer Help Me?Yes, and we work on contingency fee basis. We don’t get paid unless you win. If you or someone you love has been injured in a railroad accident anywhere in Southern Illinois, let our experienced railroad accident attorneys @HassakisLaw help you get the compensation you deserve.