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Railroad Accident Lawyer

Philadelphia Railroad Accident Lawyer

When we board a train to go to New York, down south, or anywhere else across the continental US, we never really consider the chances that something will go wrong on the train which could result in someone getting seriously injured or worse, dying. In fact, those persons who refuse to fly on a plane often use trains as their supposedly safer alternative. The truth is, it's safer to fly.

Nationally, in 2016 there were 265 deaths and 768 injuries from train related accidents. Train Accidents have a variety of causes:

  • Something goes wrong with the train's operation, either mechanically or due to operator error
  • There is a defect in the train
  • There is a problem with the tracks that the train is running on
  • The railroad crossing is not protected, so the train collides with another vehicle, not necessarily a train
  • There is an issue at the control center

While primarily safe, trains have a higher incidence of injury and death than planes do. Of course, when a plane crashes, most of the passengers die. However, the incidence of plane crashes is lower than that of Railroad Accidents. Recently, in the northeast (Washington DC to Maine) we have seen several train accidents where there were a large groups of injuries with some death. Those matters are still pending to this day. If you or a loved one were involved in a train accident and were harmed as a result, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our Personal Injury Lawyers and staff can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for that harm. Call our office today for a free consultation.

In addition to Train Accidents, there are a number of accidents that occur with people Trespassing on railroad property. In 2016 there were 65 trespassing accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Of the 65, there were 26 deaths and 19 injuries noted in Pennsylvania alone. In New Jersey, there were 20. The status of a person on land determines the duty that the landowner owes them. For example, a person going to board a train is an invitee on the railroad property, while a group of teens sneaking after hours on to the tracks at a crossing would be trespassers, and thereby not owed the same high duty for safety as the person boarding a train.

Nonetheless, if you were injured on railroad property, either by a crash while on a train, or a fall from the poor operation of the train, or even a fall from sneaking onto railroad property, you should retain a lawyer to protect your rights. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our Attorneys and staff can assist you in collecting the compensation that you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.

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