Serious train accidents due to conductor error occur annually. These accidents are not the result of a train’s mechanical issues, but of negligence on behalf of the operator of the train. Conductor error accidents are a serious problem, as they can lead to injury and loss for passengers as well as bystanders. The following are some common reasons for conductor error claims:
- Ignoring bad weather conditions
- Ignoring track damage or obstructions
- Not yielding to other trains on the railway
- Disobeying railroad signals
- Consumption of drugs or alcohol
- Traveling at an excessive speed, especially on winding tracks
- Conducting while sleep deprived or falling asleep
Consequences of Error
When conductors are careless, trains may crash or derail, which has the possibility of a catastrophic end. Train injuries due to conductor error are usually completely preventable, which means such an injury is unacceptable. We understand that train accidents are difficult to recover from emotionally, physically, and financially. Trains are very powerful modes of transportation, which heightens the severity of injury in the event of a collision or derailment. Victims typically face a long road to recovery and lose income from their inability to work. These events are highly traumatic as well, and could lead to the loss of a loved one.
Call an Attorney
At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we understand the difficulties of recovering from an injury caused by conductor error. Our experienced Detroit conductor error attorneys may be able to help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserve after such a devastating accident. If you or a loved one have been killed or injured due to conductor error, call (248) 948-9696 today for a consultation.