Train and Car Collisions
Although the likelihood of a car/train collision is much less than that of a collision between two cars on the roadways, trains are still a constant threat to drivers. In fact, about once every two hours, a vehicle or pedestrian accident involving a railroad crossing occurs somewhere in the United States.
Train accidents are amongst the most deadly of any transportation accident. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a train, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Factors Leading to Railroad Injuries and Deaths
There are a number of factors that can lead to railroad injuries and deaths. Some of these factors include:
- Excessive speed
- Failure to sound a warning
- Inadequate sight distances
- Defective safety devices at railroad crossings
Extra caution should always be taken at railroad crossings to avoid the possibility of train accidents. It is easy, and understandable, that drivers would think that they can completely rely on train crossing signals to warn them of an impending train.
But rail road crossing warning lights and signs can be defective or their timing may be off. The only way drivers can be truly safe is by looking both ways before ever crossing over a railroad track. Drivers should also NEVER stop on a track in traffic. Always leave a decent distance between the track and car when stopped in traffic.
If you or someone you love has been severely injured in a railroad accident, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.