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Railroad systems are used as an efficient means for transporting very large quantities of goods all across the United States. The trains that operate on these systems are very powerful machines made to perform the task of heavy duty hauling. Because these machines are so powerful, they have the potential to cause catastrophic accidents and injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a railroad accident, you have a right to seek fiscal compensation. The Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., have the experience you need on your side to fight for your due damages. Contact our office today at (319) 294-4424 for more information.
Types of Railroad Accidents
A railroad accident can occur for many different reasons. Some of the factors that may cause or contribute to a devastating accident include:
- Train malfunction
- Derailing accidents
- Driver negligence
- Trains colliding with vehicles on the track
- Passenger injuries
- Cargo malfunction
- Poorly maintained railroads
- Improper railroad crossing protection or warnings
Any of these types of accidents can cause severe injuries to railroad passenger, employees, and nearby drivers or pedestrians. If a railroad accident does occur, it is important those responsible are held accountable for their unsafe decisions.
Railroad accidents have the potential to be tragic, impacting those affected and their families. If you have been the victim of a railroad accident, the Cedar Rapids personal injury attorneys at Leehey Olson Law, P.C., can help. Contact our office today at (319) 294-4424 to speak with an experienced attorney about your situation.