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Train Accidents

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there are over 600 railroad companies in the United States operating on 200,000 miles of railroad track, carrying 1.2 million freight cars and 20,000 locomotives, and each year there are approximately 3,000 accidents involving trains.

A train collision or derailment occurs every 90 minutes, and the power of a locomotive hitting a vehicle or a pedestrian most often results in catastrophic injury and death. In fact, train accidents account for over 1,000 deaths each year. While collisions account for the majority of accidents, train derailments can also have a devastating effect on people and communities when toxic and hazardous chemicals are spilled from derailed cars.

Proving damages against a railroad company can be extremely complex. First you must establish that the carrier was responsible for the accident and, if so, to what extent the company is liable. It is crucial that you consult with an attorney who is experienced in interpreting the laws governing railroads and can properly represent you against the railroad. A railroad company may also be liable if the accident was a result of poorly maintained tracks, unsafe railway cars, inadequate security or negligent operators.

As serious injury lawyers, we act both as advocates and negotiators on behalf of our clients. We handle personal injury claims on a daily basis, ranging from simple whiplash injuries to catastrophic injury and death claims. We handle claims from the start to the finish, including a professional evaluation of the claim, meeting the legal deadlines, all dealings with insurance adjusters and other lawyers, and taking care of a lot of the details that accompany any injury claim.

Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have been representing injured
individuals for over 25 years. Our team of dedicated lawyers represents
those who have suffered serious injury, financial loss, personal loss
and future damages due to negligence and wrongful acts of others,
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents, aviation accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall
accidents and defective products.

If you have been injured in a train accident, we will be glad to discuss your case with you at no charge and with no obligation.

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