The Federal Railroad Administration estimates that every 90 minutes there is a train collision or derailment in the United States. For the last decade, there have been approximately 3,000 railroad accidents annually, with nearly 35% of railway crossing accidents involving children under 16. Many of these accidents are avoidable and may be caused by defective or outdated train equipment, overworked employees, lack of training, or other forms of negligence.
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Railroads are self-regulated and keep a close eye on the bottom line for profit. In most cases, very little is done to update technology unless there are several accidents or lawsuits related to a specific crossing. A Kansas City train accident lawyer is an indispensable help in navigating who is at fault in accidents like these.
Some instances in which the railroad may be at fault include:
Occasionally, train accidents cause damage not only to individuals outside the locomotive, but to passengers inside as well. Passengers may be injured during boarding or exiting the train, during a train accident, or as a result of a hazardous train interior. Whatever the case, be sure to reach out to our firm for counsel.
If you were in a vehicle hit by a train or if you suffered injury as a passenger on a train, contact one of our experienced Kansas City train accident attorneys to discuss the merits of your claim.
Our personal injury lawyers are available to help you explore your legal options and fight for your rights. To start your pursuit for justice, call (816) 298-8708!
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