Railroad accidents can cause serious damage to both people and property. At Hannon Legal Group, our Miami, Florida railroad accident lawyers focus on railroad accidents that involve derailments, excessive speed by drivers, intoxication of drivers, and warning signal failure as well as those involving claims under the Federal Employer's Liability Act for injuries to railroad employees. Our Miami, Fl railroad accident attorneys handle train accident cases all over the state of Florida.
It is very uncommon for a rail-car to derail. However, when this does occur, the railcar can destroy anything in its path and cause serious or fatal injuries to people in its vicinity as well as to passengers. The faster the train was going at the time of the derailment the greater the risk of harm to person and property.
Drivers can be held accountable if they operated the train at unreasonable speeds or if they were intoxicated at the time of the accident. In addition, the conductor’s employer can be held accountable for the consequences of his negligence.
Railroad accidents may also occur as a result of warning signal failure. Most railroad accidents that are caused by signal failure result in serious injury or death to the occupants of automobiles stopped on the tracks, though train passengers are often injured as well. When someone is killed in a railroad accident, their family may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one.
Railroad employees are very often entitled to substantial compensation under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) when they are injured on the job.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a railroad accident anywhere in the state of Florida, contact us today for a free evaluation of your claim or call (866) 835-6872 to speak with a Miami, Florida railroad accident attorney.