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:
A train conductor, rail inspector or railroad maintenance mechanic could be labeled as negligent for any of the following:
Excessive train speed
Insufficient or inadequate train operating practices
Failure to use signal horn
Faulty train track
Lack of rail inspection
Defective crossing signal
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.