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Arizona Train Accident Causes and Common Injuries

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on January 10, 2011

In the United States, there are about 500 trains that travel on thousands of miles of railroad track. However, while there has been much advancement in technology in other industries, the railroad industry remains relatively the same as it was a hundred years ago, making the technology used by the railroad industry old and outdated, and therefore prone to train accidents.

There are many factors that can result in a train accident in Arizona. For instance, a train could experience electrical or mechanical failure, problems with maintenance, train operator error because of communication, or signal error. Additionally, if a train has structural defects or if the train tracks are old or improperly maintained, this could cause the train to derail or crash.

Because of a train’s massive size and weight, injuries that are sustained in Arizona train accidents can be serious and are sometimes fatal, regardless of whether an accident victim is on the train, in a motor vehicle, or on foot as a pedestrian. Common injuries from a train accident in Arizona include brain injuries, fractured or broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis.

If someone is injured in an Arizona train crash, compensation may be available to them if it is determined there was negligence on the part of the train operator, the train company, a mechanic for the train, or anyone else associated with the operation of the train that resulted in an injury-causing accident. Damages could include coverage for medical expenses, hospital bills, loss of present or future wages, pain and suffering, and more. If a victim of an Arizona train accident dies, in some instances, the victim’s family may file a wrongful death lawsuit. In those cases, damages may include coverage for funeral costs, loss of companionship, mental anguish, and more.

At The Breyer Law Offices P.C., our Arizona train accident attorneys understand the complexities of train accident cases and have many years of experience in train accident litigation. Our lawyers will work hard to make sure you obtain fair compensation for your injuries that were sustained in an Arizona train accident and hold negligent parties accountable for the accident. Call our law office today at 480-753-4534 to learn about your legal options in pursuing a train accident lawsuit in Arizona. We offer free consultations.

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