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Train Accidents

train-accidents

Kentucky’s Train Accident Attorney

When you hire a Kentucky railroad accident attorney at Gary S. Logsdon & Associates, you are getting decades of experience with railroad injury cases.

 

Handling railroad injuries can be a complicated process, so having the wrong attorneys handling your case could cost you dearly. Gary S. Logsdon & Associates have extensive connections with rail unions and rail safety experts. Our firm has access to critical information and we are linked to the finest experts in the field of train safety.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trainaccident contact an experienced Kentucky Personal Injury & Insurance Attorney at Gary Logsdon & Associates now to get your FREE case consultation.

COMMON RAILROAD ACCIDENTS

Railroad accidents and derailments are typically caused by one of three things:

  • Negligence
  • Rule Violations
  • Careless Conduct

A train conductor, rail inspector or railroad maintenance mechanic could be labeled as negligent for any of the following:

  • Improper switching
  • Excessive train speed
  • Insufficient or inadequate train operating practices
  • Failure to use signal horn
  • Faulty train track
  • Lack of rail inspection
  • Defective crossing signal
  • Operator fatigue
  • Defective highway rail & railroad crossings
  • Hazardous chemicals or waste materials
  • Inadequate signal interchanges
  • Fuel tank integrity
  • Alcohol or illegal drug use

The National Transportation Safety Board states that more than 80% of public railroad crossings do not have gates or any type of safety lights. In addition to that, 60% of all train accidents happen at crossings that do not have lights or signals. Other reasons for Railroad fault in crossing accidents may include, but are not limited to:

  • Obstructed crossing from vegetation or other objects
  • Limited visibility for vehicle operators or the train
  • Trains approaching railroad crossings without their lights on, or their horn sounding
  • Unsafe train parts, protruding parts or cargo, weakened steel parts, inadequate body protection, seats with protruding steel

YOUR RAILROAD INJURY CASES STARTS HERE

The law office of Gary S. Logsdon & Associates has collected millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts against railroad companies. With our extensive experience representing the victims of railroad accidents, we have access to the best accident reconstruction experts, computer simulation professionals, and even manufacturing engineers.

 

As product liability attorneys, we also have relationships with dozens of physicians, specialists, and other health care professionals to help our clients through this trying time.

If you’ve been injured, contact us now!