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Railroads played a major role in making the U.S. more accessible from coast to coast. Trains can be used for transportation, shipping, and scenic tours. While they are a great way to travel, when an accident occurs, it can be devastating. Train derailments, crossing collisions, and other incidents can result in serious injuries to passengers and outside parties alike. Were you or a loved one involved in a railroad accident in Florida? Clark Fountain can advocate on your behalf. Let our West Palm Beach railroad accident attorneys provide the counsel you deserve during this time!
Identifying the Cause of Train Accidents
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, as many as 80% of public railroad crossing have no safety gates or warning lights. With more than half of all railroad crossing fatalities occurring at unprotected crossings, this is clearly a serious issue and a leading cause of railroad accidents.
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Some other common causes of accidents include:
- Mechanical Failure
- Driver Error
- Conductor / Worker Negligence
- Lack of Maintenance
- Defective Signals
- Track Defects
- People, Vehicles or Debris on Tracks
- Fatigue or Lack of Training
Whether you were in a railroad accident caused by a defective track piece or the negligence of train workers, you need skilled West Palm Beach railroad accident lawyers on your side.
How to Prove Negligence
You have the right to recover compensation for lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, medical expenses, disability pay, and many other damages due to a train accident injury—but you must prove negligence was involved.
You may be able to secure compensation if you can effectively prove that:
- The railroad company or another party failed to meet their duty of care;
- This party caused an accident and your injuries as a result; and
- Those injuries caused you to incur extensive damages.
These elements are key in bringing forward a successful train injury lawsuit. If you are concerned about your case and want to learn if you have a potential claim, Clark Fountain is ready to help. Reach out to our firm today to discuss your accident.
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Don’t wait to get the counsel and guidance you need following a train accident. The West Palm Beach railroad accident attorneys at our firm bring 200+ years of combined experience and more than over a Billion dollars in recoveries to the table. Let us put our insight and proven track record of success to work in your case.
Contact Clark Fountain today at 561-899-2100.