COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA TRAIN ACCIDENT LAWYER
The Goings Law Firm are South Carolina lawyers that represent victims hurt in train collisions.
Statistics from the National Transportation Safety Administration (NTSB) suggests that a train wreck or train crash occurs every 2 hours in the United States. There are approximately 3,000 train wreck and crashes per year in the United States. Trains are still used to move products and materials throughout South Carolina but when train wrecks happen, the results are usually catastrophic. Many factors result in the train accident being more serious because of the speed of the train, the weight of the train and the stopping distance for a train. Train wrecks happen for many reasons but some of the more common are:
- The train conductor falls asleep or fails to properly operate the train
- Improper communication between trains, and train conductors and engineers
- There is a collision with another train
- A derailment occurs
- A collision with a car or bus
- There is a train mechanical failure that leads to an accident
- The train tracks are too old or improperly serviced or maintained
Since there are many factors that lead to a train wreck, there are many people who can be held responsible for your injury, loss of income, or pain and suffering. While it’s the responsibility of the railroad company to maintain the tracks and the train you ride, truck and car drivers also have the responsibility of following the laws and not attempting to cut across the tracks after the crossbars have been lowered.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a train accident, contact the Goings Law Firm today for a free consultation. We have the experience to get you the result that you deserve. Call us today at 803-359-9230