Every year, approximately 1,000 people in the United States die in preventable
train accidents. Given the dangerous combination of high speeds and heavy
machinery, train crashes tend to be particularly deadly and cause millions
of dollars’ worth of material and bodily damage. It is often challenging
to figure out exactly why such accidents occur and who is responsible,
but establishing liability is critical to making sure affected parties
receive appropriate compensation and a fair verdict.
Potential Responsible Parties in Train Accidents
Train conductor: Many people may automatically assume that a conductor is directly responsible
for causing a train accident. It is certainly true that the person driving
the train bears responsibility for doing everything possible to ensure
passengers arrive safely at their destination, but there are plenty of
other things that can go wrong which could shift the blame elsewhere.
Manufacturer: The entity that oversaw the construction of the train in question may be
held liable for the damage if the accident was caused by some sort of
part malfunction or if the train was defectively designed. The manufacturer
could also be held liable if they did not take appropriate measures to
ensure the product’s safety.
Maintenance: Some of the deadliest train accidents occur when two or more vessels collide,
as can become the case when traffic signals, railway components, and other
safety mechanisms are not properly maintained. Faulty maintenance may
be the responsibility of a municipality, third party company, or another entity.
We Fight for Victims of Train Accidents in Wichita
At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, our experienced injury attorneys
have personally handled thousands of cases involving negligence, injuries,
and disastrous accidents, and we have recovered more than $400 million
on behalf of our clients. If you have been injured or someone you love
has been killed in such an accident, we may be able to help you recover
the compensation you need to be reimbursed for medical expenses, funeral
costs, pain and suffering, or any other damages resulting from your accident.
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