Trains are enormous pieces of equipment, and people operating them must be extremely careful to protect workers and passengers. If they don’t, an accident causing serious injury or wrongful death may result. If you know someone who has suffered injuries or died as a result of an aviation or railroad accident, speak with the experienced attorneys at Ward & Ward in Indianapolis today. We know what it takes to move ahead with a lawsuit against the parties responsible for your accident.
Understanding railroad safety issues
The NTSB is also responsible for investigating railroad incidents and ultimately recommending solutions to address some of the top concerns. The most common reasons for accidents include:
Switch control misalignment. Hand-operated switch controls can be out of alignment, which could cause derailment and serious injuries.
Poor crew briefing. Crewmembers who do not receive the proper communications may fail to perform duties that could prevent an accident.
Lack of roadwork coordination. When road or highway crews need to perform work near a railroad crossing, the railroad and the road crews need to communicate and coordinate their efforts. Failing to do so could cause serious or fatal accidents to passengers, motorists and workers.
When your accident occurred on a train, it’s important to work with an experienced injury lawyer to explore your options for seeking compensation. The team at Ward & Ward can help with this process.
Call an experienced Indianapolis lawyer right away
For more information about how you can seek compensation after a railroad accident, speak with the skilled legal team at Ward & Ward in Indianapolis. We offer free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in case of emergency situations. Call us today at 317-639-9501 or contact us online. Ward & Ward Law Firm728 S Meridian StIndianapolis, IN 46225317-639-9501888-639-9501