Train Wrecks

Even though trains are one of the oldest methods of freight transportation, they remain extremely dangerous. Train accidents only make it in the news every now and again; however, they occur relatively frequently. According to statistics gathered by the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis, there were 13,067 railroad related accidents in 2007.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a train related accident and you believe another party's negligence was the cause, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Kenosha train accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today to discuss your legal rights. Call 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.

Causes

According to statistics gathered from 2007, train related accidents can be categorized by four main causes:

  • Human factors, including: stopping on railroad tracks, trying to “beat the train,” trespassing on railways, and other such behavior caused approximately 38.2% of train accidents.
  • Track defects were responsible for 34.94% of accidents
  • Equipment malfunction accounted for 12.27%
  • Signal defects and miscellaneous factors were responsible for the remaining 14.57% of train accidents in 2007.

Prevention

The largest contributing factor to train accidents in America is human negligence. In order to protect yourself and your loved ones, consider the following safety precautions:

  • Look both ways before crossing tracks
  • Never stop on tracks
  • Never cross tracks when warning signals are activated
  • Do not play on railroad tracks

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been injured in a train accident, another party may be at fault. Contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today to discuss your legal options.