Injured in a train or railroad accident?
Train accidents are far less common than other vehicle accidents, but many people are killed or injured every year in Florida due to these collisions. Should a train collide with a vehicle or other hazard, both the occupants of the train are affected by the collision can suffer serious and possibly fatal trauma in mere moments. At Farah & Farah, our Jacksonville accident lawyers believe it is important for all Florida residents, train commuter or not, to understand the inherent danger of these types of accidents and how you may be affected by a crash.
The Serious Dangers of Train Wrecks
Train accidents can occur for many reasons, commonly including train personnel error, mechanical error, train track failure, signalmen error, and reckless actions on the part of vehicle drivers and pedestrians. No matter the type of accident, almost all accidents involving trains are incredibly serious. Collisions between trains and trucks, derailments, bridge collapse, and train versus train collisions not only endanger everyone on board the train but anyone directly involved with the wreck or those nearby.
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Other Forms of Train Accidents
Not all train accidents involve the train derailing or colliding with a hazard. Fires onboard due to a variety of accidents and engine explosions can quickly endanger everyone onboard should the fire spread through the compartments or cause the train to crash. Additionally, falls from trains have been known to cause serious and even fatal injuries depending on the nature of the accident. While these accidents are rare, errors on the part of the conductor or other train staff, as well as mechanical failure, may put passengers in danger of suffering such accidents.