Injured From A Train Accident?
Trains are deeply intertwined with the history of Indiana. The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society notes that our city was once one of the most industrious railroad towns in all of the midwestern United States. To this day, trains remain a vitally important part of our transportation infrastructure. Unfortunately, trains are not always operated in a safe manner. Far too many train workers, train passengers, motorists, and pedestrians are injured in train accidents in Fort Wayne every year.
At the Delventhal Law Office, our Fort Wayne train accident attorneys are strong advocates for injured victims. We have a comprehensive understanding of the unique rules and regulations that govern railway accidents and we know how to take action to protect the legal rights and financial interests of our clients. If you or your family member was hurt in a train accident in Allen County, Indiana, please do not hesitate to contact our Fort Wayne law office for free legal guidance.
After a major train accident, investigators from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will likely be deployed to the scene to conduct a comprehensive investigation. While train accidents happen for many different reasons, the overwhelming majority of them could and should have been prevented. In some cases, corners were cut or mistakes were made that put the health and safety of innocent people at risk. Our Fort Wayne train accident lawyers know how to hold companies legally liable for their negligence. Some common examples of negligence that can lead to train accidents include the following:
- Defective manufacturing;
- Product design flaws;
- Mechanical problems;
- Failure to properly inspect the train or the track;
- Railway employee mistakes;
- Train conductor negligence, including speeding; and
- Broken or defective train crossing signals.