Train Accidents

 

Train accidents continue to be a common occurrence in the U.S. and northwest Florida is home to thousands of miles of well-traveled train tracks.


 

Direct impact accidents from trains involving either vehicles or pedestrians are more common where crossing barriers and warning lights are poorly maintained or in intersections of high traffic areas. Many times the train company is at fault and not all train accidents occur on the rails. Incidents of derailment and subsequent spills of chemicals and other hazardous materials can produce long-term health problems, and even loss of property, prompting legal action towards those at fault. Proper inspection at regular intervals is essential in train and railway safety as well as  supervisors and personnel who are educated on safe upkeep and operation. They are legally required to comply with federal laws and the laws of the state in which they operate their trains and the tracks they ride on.  Negligence on the part of train company's and the due diligence required by these laws are a cause for catastrophic failure and lethal accidents. The law firm of Harry L. Harper is experienced in determining responsibility and getting just compensation if you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a train accident.  Harry L. Harper and his office can lead you through the process to determine who's at fault and bring lawsuits against those responsible  when they are found to be negligent.

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Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer serving the Florida Panhandle, including cities such as Panama City, Marianna, Chipley, Port St. Joe, Panama City Beach, Bonifay, Blountstown, Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Grayton Beach, and Fort Walton Beach.

 

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