Have you or someone that you love suffered a serious injury in a Cincinnati train wreck? You should contact a Cincinnati train wreck lawyer right away.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, (FRA) there are nearly 11,000 train accidents in the U.S. each year resulting in about 1,000 fatalities and 8,500 injuries.
For more information about your legal options, speak with a skilled injury attorney at the law offices of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy during a free, initial consultation.
COMMON CAUSES OF TRAIN ACCIDENTS
Sometimes a railways failure to follow state or federal safety laws leads to a train accident.
In these situations, a court may charge the railway with absolute liability for the injury or death, without requiring further proof of fault.
Common causes of train wrecks are:
- mechanical or electrical failures;
- track and roadbed structural defects or maintenance problems;
- human error, including signal and communication problems, driver fatigue or inexperience.
Another contributing factor to train collisions are missing or hidden warnings at railroad crossings. FRA statistics show that over 50 percent of train accidents happen at unmarked crossings, and more than three-fourths of all crossings are under-protected.
HOW A LAWYER CAN HELP YOU
Determining what actually occurred to cause a train accident and deciding who is responsible is a complex process. Hiring a train accident lawyer will simplify this process and assist you in your investigation.
In cases where a train accident results in injuries or wrongful death due to railway negligence, victims or family members may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
As in any accident case, time is critical, and the investigation must begin as soon as possible to preserve evidence. The train accident legal team at O’Connor Acciani & Levy Co., LPA will collect evidence immediately to protect your rights.
CONTACT OUR TRAIN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a railroad accident, contact a train accident lawyer at our Cincinnati Ohio law firm immediately. With O’Connor Acciani & Levy Co., LPA on your side, you will have the advantage of our 20+ years of experience and our commitment to protecting your right to compensation for personal injury or wrongful death. Call to receive a free evaluation of your train accident case.