Silver Spring Train Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident caused by an irresponsible party, the victim may be eligible for financial compensation.
At Goldberg Finnegan, our train accident lawyers are always here for you and your family when an accident causes harm to your quality of life with free legal advice for all victims throughout Montgomery County and beyond.
To find out how we can help, contact our team of train accident lawyers today at (888) 213-8140 or fill out our free website contact form for your free case review. There are no upfront costs and we are here to help.
Causes of Train Accidents
Rail transportation has become a popular and safe form of transportation, but just as car and truck accidents happen, so do train accidents. According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), there were more than 10,000 train accidents and incidents reported between January 2013 and November 2013 leading to more than 700 fatalities.
In the Maryland and Virginia region there were more than 50 train accidents reported in 2013. Any type of train accident can lead to serious injuries or death among passengers and rail employees due to the size and weight of the locomotive.
Some common causes of train accidents include:
- Defective railroad crossing signals and gates
- Failure to use horn or lights to warn motorists of oncoming approach
- Distracted conductor
- Obstructed railroad Crossing
- Faulty tracks
- Excessive speed
- Distracted conductors
- Mechanical defect
- Inexperienced conductors
According to the FRA, human errors were the leading cause of train accidents and incidents followed by problems with the train tracks.
Types of Train Accidents
Oftentimes, the cause of the train accident will determine the type of collision that occurs. Human errors and malfunctioning parts of the locomotive often lead to derailment but could also cause other types of train accidents, including:
- Train/train collision
- Train vs. car accident
- Railroad crossing collision
Additionally, some train accidents do not necessarily involve an actual collision. Collisions with pedestrians, passengers falling out of the car and material spills may also occur.
Contact our Train Accident Lawyer Today
The team of legal professionals at Goldberg Finnegan are dedicated to helping train accident victims get the legal representation they need to ensure they receive adequate and fair compensation for their losses.
With decades of legal experience, our lawyers can provide comprehensive legal advice and guide you through the litigation process.
We have several offices located throughout Maryland and are ready to help you today.