Trains and railroad operators carrying passengers for money are known as common carriers. Common carriers owe an extraordinarily high duty of care to ensure their passengers safety. This duty extends to boarding, exiting, and the ride in between. When train accidents injure passengers the rail company may be on the line for all damages sustained.
Train accidents are very complex, but state and federal safety regulations require trains to be equipped with certain safety equipment. Failure to comply with safety requirements can expose railway operators to massive liability under the law of negligence. One common issue in rail accidents is that operators rarely admit fault because the stakes are often quite high. The sheer size and weight of a train can cause enormous damage and lead to many deaths. One example is the 2002 Amtrak derailment that occurred in Crescent City Florida, which injured over 130 people and caused 4 deaths.
Although most people think of trains as much safer than planes, trains may injure individuals in many ways, including:
If you or your loved one has been injured in a railroad accident, call the Palm Beach County train injury lawyers at the Law Offices of William E. Johnson, P.A. Recovery for personal injuries due to railroad accidents are complex and are best handled by attorneys skilled in accident investigation and who possess a thorough understanding of the law. Schedule a free consultation with a Palm Beach County train accident attorney by calling 561-832-4848 today. The Law Offices of William E. Johnson, P.A. serve the residents of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and all of South Florida.