Archive for the ‘Train Accidents’ Category
Friday, July 1st, 2011
According to IBNLive, four people died and seven people were injured when a train hit a mini van and bus in Salem, Tennessee, on July 1, 2011. The van was stopped in front of a train track when the bus crashed into it from behind. The van crashed through the gate between the street and track, and both vehicles ended up stranded on the train track. The train subsequently struck both vehicles.
A train moving at full speed poses extreme danger to non-moving motor vehicles. When a train crashes into a car, passengers can be killed. If a passenger is fortunate enough to survive the wreck, he or she can suffer devastating injuries, including paraplegia, quadriplegia, spinal cord damage, neck injury, and brain trauma. If you or a loved one has been struck by a train, call the Tennessee train accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today for a free initial consultation on your case. Our experienced attorneys can answer your questions, address your concerns, and determine what your next step should be in the legal process.
Train accident cases can be complex. NST lawyers are familiar with the various federal and state regulations that train companies and conductors are subject to. In a Tennessee train accident lawsuit, NST lawyers can consult with industry experts to prove the train company or conductorâ€™s negligence. By proving negligence, NST lawyers can help clients obtain maximum compensation for injuries sustained in a crash. When a train accident victim suffers a catastrophic or permanent injury, he or she can incur costly medical and rehabilitation expenses, including hospital bills, doctorâ€™s appointments, and physical therapy. In addition, that victim can lose wages from not being physically or mentally able to work. Routine tasks could become considerably more difficult to perform. NST lawyers can retain economic experts to document current and future medical bills and project oneâ€™s diminished future earning capacity. Further, NST lawyers may commission a day-in-the-life video to demonstrate how a particular debilitating injury affects a clientâ€™s daily life. If a client experiences emotional distress following the accident, NST Law can retain a psychiatric expert to evaluate the extent of the victimâ€™s suffering. These resources allow NST lawyers to help clients recover maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering. If a train crash kills a loved one, NST Law can pursue these damages for surviving family members.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for victims of motor vehicle and train accidents in Shelby County and across Tennessee. NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, call the Tennessee train accident lawyers at NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 to speak to an experienced Tennessee train accident lawyer.
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
According to Rail Media, Norfolk Southern Railway recently held a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate construction of the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility.Â This facility is part of Norfolk Southernâ€™s Crescent Corridor initiative, a plan to create an efficient intermodal freight rail route spanning 2500 miles, connecting Louisiana to New Jersey.Â The Memphis terminal will be one of four terminals involved in the plan.Â The facility will be constructed in Fayette County, Tennessee, and is expected to be ready for business in 2012. Â This project will provide thousands of jobs to Memphians and create economic benefits for the area as well.Â However, an increase in train traffic passing through Memphis and Tennessee creates the possibility of more train accidents.Â If you have been involved in a serious train accident, the Tennessee train accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) can help you recover compensation for injuries sustained in your crash, including paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain trauma, and spinal cord damage.Â NST Law has handled train accident cases for over twenty years and has knowledge of the safety regulations that railroad companies and conductors must follow in Tennessee.Â To speak to a train accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.
In a Tennessee train accident lawsuit, NST lawyers can consult with industry experts to prove the train company or conductorâ€™s negligence.Â By proving negligence, NST lawyers can help clients obtain maximum compensation for injuries sustained in a crash.Â When a train accident victim suffers a catastrophic or permanent injury, he or she can incur costly medical and rehabilitation expenses, including hospital bills, doctorâ€™s appointments, medication fees, and physical therapy.Â In addition, that victim can lose wages from not being physically or mentally able to work.Â Routine tasks could become considerably more difficult to perform.Â NST lawyers can retain economic experts to document current and future medical bills and project oneâ€™s diminished future earning capacity.Â Further, NST lawyers can commission a day-in-the-life video to demonstrate how a particular debilitating injury affects a clientâ€™s daily life.Â These resources allow NST lawyers to help clients recover maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee that pursues maximum compensation for victims of motor vehicle and train accidents across Tennessee. NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville.Â If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, call the Tennessee train accident lawyers at NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free consultation on your case.
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
Recent heavy rains washed away a bridge and caused a train derailment in Cookeville, Tennessee after flooding washed the train track away. Although railroad offer a popular form of transportation for people and freight, railroad accidents can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Whether it is an RTA commuter train, Memphis commuter rail or other passenger or freight train, trains have caused hundreds of deaths and even more injuries throughout the State of Tennessee. Serious train accidents may lead to injuries to train passengers, auto drivers or passengers, or innocent bystanders. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we are the largest personal injury law firm in Tennessee and have the necessary knowledge of the special laws and regulations that apply to railroad accidents.
Many different parties can share responsibility for a train accident including railroad companies, public commuter rail authorities, companies that design and build the train and its component parts, and companies that install and maintain signal systems just to name a few. In a typical year, over 12,000 people are injured and more than a thousand are killed in railroad accidents or derailments. Fortunately, there has been a decline in the frequency of Tennessee railroad accidents in recent years, but many train accidents still result in serious injury or death. Track, equipment, or signal defects or failure are the cause of about 50% of all serious train accidents with human error accounting for 36% of all train accidents.
Railroads are common carriers so they are held to a very high standard of care and diligence to transport passengers safely. A common carrier is a transportation company that offers to transport the public at large for a fixed rate. Because passengers have virtually no control over their own safety and must trust the railroad company to make sure they provide a safe means of transportation, train companies are held to an extremely high level of care to safeguard their passengers.
Train accidents can take many different forms but often result from collisions with automobiles and pedestrians or from derailments. Train accidents frequently occur when safety equipment such as an automatic train control system (ATC) or signal malfunction or at unprotected crossings where there are no signals to warn drivers of an approaching train.
While the causes of a train accident can be diverse and complex, there are a number of common causes including the following:
â€˘ engineer or conductor fatigue
â€˘ unsafe speed
â€˘ lack of safety lights or signals
â€˘ inadequate track maintenance
â€˘ mechanical failure of locomotive, switch systems or warning signals
â€˘ automobiles parked improperly on track
â€˘ inadequate warnings of low bed truck hazards at train crossings
â€˘ drug or alcohol use by engineer or conductor
This is a small sampling of hazards that can lead to a serious train accident resulting in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. If you or someone you love is injured in a railroad, light rail, or trolley accident, it is important that you seek immediate legal advice. Successful litigation of railroad and train accidents and derailments requires immediate investigation and preservation of evidence including skid marks or gouge marks. At NST Law, we have been handling serious personal injury and accident cases throughout the State of Tennessee for many years. NST Law attorneys have been nationally recognized by Super Lawyers, which rates the top 5% of lawyers in the country.
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