Train Accidents

Reno Train Accident Lawyer

Trains are an inextricable part of American history and daily life. As a form of transportation for both freight and people, thousands of trains crisscross the country each day. Inevitably, train tracks come into contact with public roads and highways, putting everyone on the roads at risk. Whether you have been in a bicycle accident, pedestrian accident or car accident involving a train, you may be eligible to obtain compensation for your injuries if there is reasonable proof that the accident was not your fault.

Causes of Train & Rail Accidents

A common misconception about trains is that they are a safer form of transportation. Although the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration and other government organizations make many efforts to ensure public safety and reduce the number of train accidents, there are still numerous injuries and wrongful deaths caused by trains. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Train or traffic signal malfunctions at intersections
  • Poorly maintained tracks
  • Track switching malfunction
  • Conductor error
  • Mechanical failures
  • Improperly loaded freight cars

There are many laws and regulations governing the maintenance and upkeep of tracks, trains and traffic signals at intersections. As neither humans nor machines are free from error, malfunctions regularly occur. Unfortunately, the consequences of these errors can prove disastrous, as massive trains have a high potential for causing catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Highly skilled in personal injury law, our attorneys can focus our efforts and investigations on the liability and negligence involved in your train accident in order to clearly present evidence of fault.

Experienced Injury Attorneys for Victim Representation

With 85 years of combined experience and more than $100 million in compensation recovered for our clients since 1997, Shook & Stone has the legal skills and determination needed to successfully resolve your case. Focused on establishing close working relationships with our clients, our firm will never treat you as if you were just a number. If you or a loved one has been involved in a train accident, contact Shook & Stone as soon as possible.

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