Trains often barrel ahead at high speeds, and due to their design, it takes much longer for a train to stop than for a car or SUV to stop. This makes being involved in a train accident a serious concern, and caution must be exercised when approaching a railroad crossing. Below are sobering train statistics that will help put this into perspective:
A popular saying is “any time is train time.” When approaching a railroad crossing, you should use extreme caution. Following are a few tips from safety experts and organizations aimed at helping motorists avoid train accidents:
While railroad workers should already be aware of these tips, they also often suffer injuries due to their inherently dangerous jobs. If you were working on a railroad and suffered injuries, you may be able to file a claim under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). This federal law compensates railroad workers who suffer injuries on the job. FELA may provide reimbursement of medical costs and lost wages.
Train wrecks are responsible for some of the most devastating auto accidents and often result in permanent injury or death. Trains are extremely large and heavy and are no match for a small passenger vehicle.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a train or automobile accident, we can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact Saladino & Schaaf today or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah Personal Injury Attorneys) or 270-753-1529 (Murray Personal Injury Attorneys) to schedule a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you must act quickly. There are time limits on legal action.
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