Railroad accidents can happen for a number of reasons including train derailments, people walking on or near the tracks, impact with cars, driver error, fatigue or inexperience, defective signals and tracks and mechanical failures.
The National Transportation Safety Board reports that:
The accident attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath handle railroad accident cases around Florida and the United States. One of our paralegals worked for the Florida East Coast Railway for many years, serving as the company’s accident investigator, Chief of Police and Director of the railways police department. He is also a qualified expert in train accident reconstruction. His knowledge of the railroad industry combined with the legal experience of our Florida accident attorneys gives our law firm an extreme advantage in handling these types of cases.
Railroad cases are very complex and time consuming because railroad companies rarely admit fault and the injured person bears the burden of proving who was at fault if litigation is necessary. If you have been seriously injured or a family member has been killed in an accident involving a railroad train, please contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible. We will conduct a thorough, yet prompt investigation while crucial evidence is still available.