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Train Accidents

Train Accident Injury Lawsuits

Train Accidents | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Injury, Damages | Railroad Accidents, Train, Defective Railroad Crossings | Statutes of Limitations, Negligence

Typically train accident or railroad accidents are considered common carrier accidents. Train operators and local railroads and other common carriers are held responsible if the accident resulted from a failure of the railroad to meet the high standard of care required. This means that train operators and railroads can be held responsible for even the slightest negligence.

In addition to accidents and crashes railroads may be liable for injuries caused from any element within their control including slip and falls on railroad platforms, or an injury resulting in defective railroad crossing.

If you have been injured on a train or railroad it is essential that you contact a lawyer quickly as there are very short statutes of limitations in many states. Some railroads are owned or operated by government entities. In these cases, laws called "tort claims acts" may apply to injuries caused by the railroad. Tort claims acts usually require that the government entity be given notice of the injury within a very short time, and prohibit the filing of a lawsuit unless the proper notice is given.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Train Accidents

If you or a loved have been injured in a train accident, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified personal injury attorney or call us anytime at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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At Least 1 Dead Over 100 Injured in New Jersey Train Crash

Sep 29, 2016
A commuter train accident in Hoboken, New Jersey leaves at least one person dead and more than 100 injured. On the morning of Sept. 29th, a train carrying 250 passengers crashed into a New Jersey rail station. The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. Train number 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line departed Spring Valley at 7:23 a.m. Reportedly, it was running late for its 8:38 a.m. arrival at Hoboken. Witnesses say the train appeared to be moving quickly when it crashed into the...

Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia Kills 7, Injures More than 200

May 14, 2015
An Amtrak train, going at more than the twice the speed limit as it entered a curve, derailed on Tuesday night, killing seven people and injuring more than 200. Federal authorities say the engineer reportedly jammed on the emergency brakes seconds before the derailment, but the train slowed only slightly from its 106 mile an hour speed, the New York Times reports. Survivors described a chaotic scene: passengers were thrown against walls and windows and luggage and other loose items fell on...

Train Transporting North Dakota Oil Derails, Setting Cars on Fire

Feb 18, 2015
Several train cars were ablaze after a CSX Corp. train carrying North Dakota crude oil derailed in West Virginia on Monday, Reuters reports. A house caught on fire and was destroyed, two towns were evacuated as a result of the derailment, and a state of emergency was issued. The train was moving 109 cars from North Dakota to Yorktown, Virginia. The coastal town contains an oil depot run by midstream firm Plains All American Pipeline, CSX said. The company said that one person was being treated...

60 Injured - 5 Critical - when Two Metro-North Trains Collide in Connecticut

May 20, 2013
An eastbound train derailed while heading toward New Haven, Conn., at about 6:10 p.m. on Friday, May 17th, forcing it to careen into a westbound train on a nearby track, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).Ultimately 60 people were injured, five of them seriously, according to a New York Times report. The crash of the two Metro-North Railroad trains happened about 50 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, in Fairfield, Conn.One of the five seriously injured passengers was in...

Norfolk Southern Train Derails in Columbus, Ohio

Jul 12, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
A freight train derailment in Ohio Wednesday morning led to localized evacuations as three train cars carrying ethanol exploded and sparked massive fire. According to an Associated Press report from Columbus, Ohio, the derailment on tracks owned by Norfolk Southern Corp. did not result in any injuries but three train cars, each carrying 30,000 gallons of ethanol, exploded in the incident. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the scene later in the day Wednesday...

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