San Diego Railroad Accident Lawyers
Though rail travel may be an afterthought for many, the threat of railroad accidents is an ever present concern. Freight trains, light rail, and long distance passenger trains pass through San Diego every day. Passengers onboard and motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians on or near the railroad tracks can suffer grievous injury in the event of an accident. Frequently, train collisions and derailments are attributable to the negligence of a railroad company or its employees, and they should be held accountable for the harm that results from their failures.
If you have been hurt in a railroad accident for which you were not at fault, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other damages incurred by the incident. Contact the San Diego railroad accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 to discuss the potential merits of legal action in your case.
Causes of Railroad Accidents
It may seem as if the safe operation of a train would be fairly straightforward, particularly as there are fewer decisions to be made are required when driving a car, for instance. However, railroad safety is dependent upon the successful completion of a wide range of different duties to be performed by many personnel. The following are some potential causes of railroad accidents which may warrant legal action:
- Train malfunction
- Driver error
- Inadequately marked railroad crossing
- Inadequate maintenance
- Lack of training
- Signal failure
- Dispatcher errors
Do not delay seeking financial compensation when you have been the victim of a railroad accident. Contact the San Diego railroad accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 to schedule a free consultation regarding your legal rights in this situation.