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Cedar Rapids Lack of Safety Gates Lawyer
Although they are a less prominent mode of transportation than in years past, trains continue to travel across the United State every day. Sadly, train accidents cause thousands of accidents every year, resulting in hundreds of deaths.
Studies found that in the year 2007 alone, there were 13,067 railroad accidents in the US and 851 deaths. Many of these fatalities and accidents could have been prevented if every railroad crossing were equipped with the proper safety equipment, including railroad safety gates.
Contact the Cedar Rapids lack of safety gates lawyers at Leehey Olson Law, P.C., if you have been involved in a train accident that could have been prevented if safety gates had been present.
The Importance of Railroad Safety Mechanisms
Railroad safety gates are an important safety feature in alerting cars and pedestrians to an approaching train. They are designed to lower across a road well before a train is close enough to collide with another vehicle or pedestrian.
Without this warning, drivers may not be aware of an oncoming train until it is too late and a deadly accident occurs. The companies responsible for these deaths absolutely must be held responsible for their negligent errors and failure to alert people to the dangers of a train crossing.
The Cedar Rapids lack of safety gates attorneys at Leehey Olson Law, P.C., will do everything they can to see that you and your family receive the compensation you need if you have been the unfortunate victim of a train accident.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a train accident caused by a lack of safety gates, contact a Cedar Rapids lack of safety gates lawyer at Leehey Olson Law, P.C. today at 877-209-9452 and schedule a consultation.