Trucking Accident

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.

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