Trains offer the comfort and safety of traveling for long distances. They are the perfect alternative to air travel or taking a bus. Many people use trains to commute to and from work every day. When riding on a train, you put your trust in someone else’s hands that you will arrive at your destination safely. But that’s not always the case.
If you get into a railroad accident or are injured at a railroad crossing in New Jersey, you may be concerned with what happens next. Your first course of action after finding medical assistance is contacting Jersey City railroad accident attorney Anthony Carbone. We have been helping train accident clients in Jersey City for more than 26 years and are ready to assist you.
Common Causes of Railroad Accidents
Although you wouldn’t think it, railroad accidents can happen more often than you realize. According to the US Department of Transportation there are about 5,800 vehicle train crashes each year, causing 600 deaths. Most of which occur at railroad crossings.
Some of the common causes for a railroad accident include:
- malfunctioning train signals
- failing or defective mechanics
- inadequate maintenance
- safety malfunctioning or not present
- unprotected rail crossings
- conductor negligence
Who Will Pay Your Medical Bills?
Like any form of public transportation, if you are injured on the train and the direct result was negligence by the railroad company, than you are entitled to compensation. Even if you aren’t a passenger on the train. For example, let’s say you’re at a railroad crossing when a passing train spills some of its cargo, causing you harm. Again, the railroad company must pay your bills, unless you did something negligent like try to cross while the crossing arm was coming down.
Contact New Jersey Attorney Anthony Carbone Today
If you have been involved in a railroad accident, don’t wait much longer. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone offers tough, aggressive legal representation to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us now for a free consultation.