Trains are a common mode of transportation for people commuting to and from work as well as people taking trips for vacation. The absolute last thing you expect when heading to work is that you will be involved in a train accident. Unfortunately, as with any other mode of transportation, train accidents in California do occur, and can be devastating.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Safety Analysis categorizes the main causes of railroad and train accidents into the following groups:
- Human error.
- Equipment malfunctions and/or defects, including defective or broken hand brakes; obstructed brake pipe; broken, missing, or defective springs; defective couplers; bent axle; loose or defective wheels; overheating; door defects; mechanical failure; electrical failure; and body defects.
- Track defects, such as corrosion, transverse fissures, and surface and gauge corner cracks.
- Signal defects, such as malfunctioning railway signals and inoperative railway signals.
- Other miscellaneous causes.
While there are many factors that can contribute to a train crash, often causes are attributed to human error or defective machinery. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident caused by negligence, Mr. Naziri can help you decide on the best course of action. To tell us about your situation, call us at (818)-888-6675 or TOLL FREE at (888)-9-GOT-LAW