Railroad Worker Trucking Accidents
Railroad Worker Injuries in Trucking Accidents
When railroad workers are injured in trucking accident collisions, it is
discovered in a large percentage of cases that the truck driver was at
fault for the accident.
Grade crossing accidents frequently occur when the truck driver ignores traffic signs or warning
signals or fails to pay attention to the road, and the resulting injuries
can be severe. The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson represents the rights
of injured railroad workers and their families nationwide and if you or
a loved one has been hurt as a result of the negligent actions of a trucker,
I urge you to contact me for a consultation as soon as possible. You are
entitled to compensation, and you deserve to have an experienced railroad
injury lawyer on your side to maximize your recovery.
Semi-trucks and tractor trailers are prohibited from using certain railroad
crossings. They will frequently get stuck on the tracks, such as when
there is a steep grade on the far side of the crossing. If the driver
calls 911 or otherwise contacts the authorities, it may be possible to
alert any approaching trains and prevent an accident, but instead the
driver often attempts to resolve the situation on his own. The train may
be derailed, resulting in catastrophic damage and
traumatic railroad personal injuries to the engineer, conductor, brakeman and passengers. If either the truck
or the train is hauling hazardous materials, there is a serious risk of
toxic vapor exposure, fires or explosions.
Have You Been Injured in a Trucking Accident?
When the driver's negligence is at fault for the accident, it is possible
to file a lawsuit against the trucking company. Your claim should include
compensation for all the costs of your
railroad injuries, from medical bills to lost income. If you have suffered
permanent disabilities, you deserve damages for your loss of earning power, as well as for pain
and suffering. You can also file a
wrongful death lawsuit if the trucking accident resulted in the death of a loved one.