Train Wrecks

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There are approximately 3,000 train accidents that result in more than 1,000 deaths each year. Even a “minor” accident with a train can cause serious injury or death (due to the massive size of the locomotive).

Train accident lawsuits are complicated, often involving multiple responsible parties. Moreover, train companies are typically subject to different laws, standards, and statutes of limitations, which most North Carolina lawyers aren’t familiar with.

At RDU Injury Law, our attorneys are advocates for the safe operation of trains, and we often take a stand against train companies when they fail to operate within the legally sanctioned requirements of diligence and care.

If you’ve been a victim of a railroad’s negligence, we invite you to discuss your tragic experiences with us – we can help you discern the right course of action with a free consultation.

We’ve likely handled a case like yours before.

Partners Robby Jessup and Joan Davis have litigated lawsuits against nearly every train operator in the State of North Carolina.

Together, we have represented all types of train accident victims, including:

  • Train passengers
  • Pedestrians and bystanders
  • Drivers and passengers of other vehicles
  • Railroad workers

We have also handled lawsuits involving all types of train accidents, including:

  • Derailments
  • Train/train collisions
  • Train/car collisions
  • Railroad crossing accidents

We’ve seen a lot of causes of train accidents, including but not limited to:

  • Defective signals or gates
  • Trains that fail to sound their horns when approaching crossings
  • Trains that fail to use their lights when approaching crossings
  • Trains parked too close to a crossing
  • Crossings obstructed by plants and other objects
  • Objects protruding from the train

We are dedicated to providing not only monetary recovery but also answers and closure to all victims of railroad negligence.  If we can be of assistance, contact us today.

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