Georgia Railroad Crossing Accident Claims Attorneys
There are thousands of highway-railroad crossings throughout the United States that millions of people cross every day. From private crossings to railroad crossings used by the public, any railroad crossing has the potential to be deadly. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), there were 295 deaths and 893 injuries at railroad crossings in the U.S. in 2003. At the Burnside Law Firm in Augusta, Georgia, we are available to meet with you and discuss your Georgia railroad crossing accident.
Much has been done in the state to improve crossings in order to prevent train collisions. Despite all that has been accomplished, far too many people are killed or injured in these types of accidents every year. Many of these are young people, between the ages of 15 to 29, who were involved in accidents on rural railroad crossings. To speak to an attorney about an injury or wrongful death occurring at a railroad crossing accident, you should contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
Accidents Caused by Railroad Negligence
Many factors can contribute to a railroad crossing accident that injures or kills an individual. Some could be prevented by taking a few simple precautions. When a railroad or train conductor is negligent, the results can be devastating. Some of the causes of railroad crossing accidents involve:
- Negligently designed and marked railroad crossings
- Trains exceeding the speed limit
- Conductors not blowing the whistle at railroad crossings
- Crossings that do not have improved signage
Catastrophic injury claims against the railroad industry are challenging cases that require considerable research. There are numerous federal and state regulations that must be addressed and understood.To speak to a lawyer about your railroad accident claim contact Burnside Law Firm in Augusta, Georgia, to schedule a free initial consultation.
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