Railroad Crossing Accidents Lawyer
While railroad crossing accidents may be less frequent than most other types of vehicle wrecks, they can be some of the deadliest. When a train hits a vehicle, regardless of the size, it is likely to result in fatalities or life-altering injuries. Unsafe railroad crossings and other types of train accidents can cause significant losses for the victims. At Race Law Firm in Atlanta, we can help those who have lost a loved one due to railroad negligence recover damages and restitution as a form of justice.
On major roads, railroad crossings are usually well-marked, with signals and gates to prevent vehicles from crossing when a train is passing over the roadway. These are not the railroad crossings that are typically involved in injury or fatality accidents. Hundreds of roads are crossed by railroad tracks, and many of them are without flashing lights or gates to stop vehicles. While drivers should yield at railroad crossings, there are factors that can make crossings unsafe. These can include:
- Lack of visibility
- Warning signs missing or hidden
- Railroad not following safety regulations
- Changes in the roadway or traffic level
Not only can railroad crossings be unsafe, but there is also a risk of trains going off the tracks onto roadways. While rare, occurrences of derailment have caused traffic accidents and serious injuries.
Railroad Traffic Accident Lawsuits
If you lose a loved one in a railroad traffic accident or you were injured and lived through this horrifying experience, you may be owed compensation. Railroad traffic accident lawsuits are very complicated and require extensive research to prove liability. However, it is worth the effort since appropriate compensation can help offset the costs of these deadly accidents.
Contact Race Law Firm today if you have lost a family member in a railroad crossing accident or you were injured in a train traffic accident. We offer free consultations to discuss your case at our office in Atlanta.