Train Accident Lawyers serving Merrillville & Valparaiso areas
The train accident lawyers at Sarkisian Law Offices serve clients throughout Indiana. Their offices are located in Lake County & Porter County, Indiana.
US Dept of Transportation Railroad Safety Info
Daily train commuters have increased in numbers in the last decade. With increased use comes an increased risk for train accidents.
Accidents may happen due to:
- distracted railway engineers
- poor railway maintenance
- unsafe operators
Other accidents may be caused by a vehicle or pedestrian crossing the tracks without taking proper precaution.
Railway companies and train engineers are required to operate within certain safety guidelines. Similarly, passengers crossing the railway by foot, bike, or car should adhere to safety rules.
Regardless of how far away a train may seem, they travel at high speeds, and engineers are not always able to see you or your vehicle when crossing. Stopping a train quickly is not an option in some of these common railway accidents.
When accidents occur, they may result in serious injury or lost lives for those who are involved.