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A strong Train Accident Attorney can help you in you are ever injured by a train.

US DOT reports over 5,800 train accidents each year in the United States, taking the lives of 600 people and injuring 2,300. These accidents are catastrophic and, many, completely avoidable. Railroad trains weigh several hundred tons and travel at speeds near 60 miles per hour, though they may appear to be moving slowly when you are driving past a train in your car, it is important to remember that not only are they traveling at high speeds, they are limited to the track and cannot veer or swerve to avoid hitting you. If you or a loved one has been involved in a train-related injury or death, be sure to contact our train accident lawyers today to seek rightful compensation.

In the United States, railroad operations are governed by a complex web of interconnected state and federal safety rules and regulations. Unfortunately, even with all of these safety standards in place, train accidents remain far too common. At Cluff Law, our Phoenix train accident attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of injured train accident victims in Arizona. If you or a loved one was hurt in any type of train accident, please contact a member of our law firm today for immediate assistance with your case. 

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There are different reasons why train accidents in Mesa can happen. Consider the following to see if you have a case after being involved in a train accident

  • Mechanical Failure
    • Sometimes for unforeseen reasons machines do not function the way they are supposed to. Warning lights don’t come on, emergency brakes fail, etc. Many train accidents are a result of such mechanical failure.
  • Failure to Maintain
    • Mechanical failure can, at times, be the result of poor maintenance. When a train is not well maintained integral parts of the train, such as the engine, can fail. Poor maintenance of the rail may also result in injury or casualties.
  • Human Error
    • Conductor mistakes, drivers who think they can out run the train, railway employees who have improperly loaded the train are just a few of the human errors that can lead to catastrophic train accidents.
  • Weather Conditions
    • Even in the best weather conditions the average train is 1 to 1 ¼ miles long with 90-120 cars, traveling at 55 miles per hour it would take over a mile to stop.
  • Railway Collisions
    • Miscommunication between trains about which tracks are operational, or in-use can cause multi-train collisions.
  • Excessive Speeds
    • Trains traveling at speeds greater than what is recommended will take longer to stop in emergency situations, which can lead to injury or death.
  • Derailment
    • Derailment is when the train leaves the tracks causing property damage, injury or death. There are many causes of derailment including rail breaks, collisions with objects of the track, excessive speeds, and/or misaligned rails.
  • Passive or Inadequately Marked Crossings
    • Poorly marked crossings are those with inadequate warning signs before a railroad crossing, broken or missing signs, posted signs that are difficult to see while traveling.

Train accidents can cause a variety of injuries from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones, severe trauma or death.  Depending on the extent of these injuries they can lead to extended hospital stays, lost wages, difficult rehabilitation periods, permanent debilitation or handicap requiring lifelong assistance. If you have been in a train accident and been seriously injured or experienced the loss a loved one call Brigham Cluff and David Cluff to get the settlement for which you are entitled. Brigham Cluff and David Cluff have the experience you need on your side to fight for your justice. We will champion your case to the insurance companies so you don’t become a victim all over again.

Train Accident Statistics & Other Info

The Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis reports that there were 11,480 safety incidents on trains in 2017. These safety incidents come in a wide range of different forms. Some involve worker injuries, while others involve massive commuter train collisions. According to the agency, 1,190 of those safety incidents consisted of train derailments, while another 2,200 accidents were train/motor vehicle collisions. Many of the other safety incidents occurred on board the train, including passengers injuries and worker injuries. Altogether, the preliminary data for 2017 suggests that 600 people were killed and 2,300 were injured in train accidents. Sadly, train accidents occur far too frequently and lead to devastating results. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a wreck, don’t hesitate to contact a Phoenix train accident attorney for immediate help.

Why Do Train Accidents Happen?

Train accidents occur for many different underlying reasons. Following a train accident, an intensive investigation will be required. In fact, agents from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are typically sent out to conduct a full-scale review of any train accident that resulted in serious injuries to either passengers, workers, or third party individuals. In many cases, these train accidents take place because the company failed to follow important safety protocols, at some point within its operations. Some of the most common examples of issues that our Phoenix train accident attorneys have seen include:

  • Manufacturing flaws;
  • Product design flaws;
  • Mechanical failures;
  • Failure to inspect and maintain the train;
  • Failure to inspect and maintain the track;
  • Railway employee errors;
  • Train conductor errors;
  • Speeding that results in derailment;
  • Broken train signals; and
  • Poorly or ineffectively marked highway crossing signs.

Compensation Available to Train Accident Victims

Once you establish liability for your train accident, you can hold the negligent party responsible for the full value of your damages. In order to get full and fair compensation, your losses must be properly supported with valid documentation. Even when liability is clear, insurance companies are still likely to fight against you, attempting to undervalue your damages. At Cluff Injury Lawyers, our Phoenix train accident lawyers can help you seek financial recovery for:

  • Emergency medical costs;
  • Hospital bills;
  • Long-term medical care;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of employment opportunities;
  • Long-term disability;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Loss of limb; and
  • Wrongful death damages.  

Let Our Phoenix Train Accident Attorneys Help You Today

Our legal team is ready to work for you. At Cluff Injury Lawyers, our Phoenix train accident lawyers have helped many injured victims recover full and fair financial compensation. To set up your free legal consultation, please contact our law firm today. With offices Downtown and in North Phoenix, we represent train accident victims throughout the region.

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  • Mechanical Failure
    • Sometimes for unforeseen reasons machines do not function the way they are supposed to. Warning lights don’t come on, emergency brakes fail, etc. Many train accidents are a result of such mechanical failure.
  • Failure to Maintain
    • Mechanical failure can, at times, be the result of poor maintenance. When a train is not well maintained integral parts of the train, such as the engine, can fail. Poor maintenance of the rail may also result in injury or casualties.
  • Human Error
    • Conductor mistakes, drivers who think they can out run the train, railway employees who have improperly loaded the train are just a few of the human errors that can lead to catastrophic train accidents.
  • Weather Conditions
    • Even in the best weather conditions the average train is 1 to 1 ¼ miles long with 90-120 cars, traveling at 55 miles per hour it would take over a mile to stop.
  • Railway Collisions
    • Miscommunication between trains about which tracks are operational, or in-use can cause multi-train collisions.
  • Excessive Speeds
    • Trains traveling at speeds greater than what is recommended will take longer to stop in emergency situations, which can lead to injury or death.
  • Derailment
    • Derailment is when the train leaves the tracks causing property damage, injury or death. There are many causes of derailment including rail breaks, collisions with objects of the track, excessive speeds, and/or misaligned rails.
  • Passive or Inadequately Marked Crossings
    • Poorly marked crossings are those with inadequate warning signs before a railroad crossing, broken or missing signs, posted signs that are difficult to see while traveling.
Train accidents can cause a variety of injuries from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones, severe trauma or death.  Depending on the extent of these injuries they can lead to extended hospital stays, lost wages, difficult rehabilitation periods, permanent debilitation or handicap requiring lifelong assistance. If you have been in a train accident and been seriously injured or experienced the loss a loved one call Brigham Cluff and David Cluff to get the settlement for which you are entitled. Brigham Cluff and David Cluff have the experience you need on your side to fight for your justice. We will champion your case to the insurance companies so you don’t become a victim all over again. Get tough, call CLUFF—serious lawyers for serious cases. Contact us for a free initial consultation. No recovery, no fee.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”25″][vc_column_text]

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