While trains might not be a part of your transportation routines, the reality is that there are many trains in Florida and throughout the United States. Freight trains, high speed trains, and inter-city trains are different types of trains that may present dangers at railroad crossings. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a railroad crossing accident, it is imperative to reach out to a skilled Miami train accident attorney who can assess the merits of your case. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for the harm that they cause.
Federal Railroad Administration statistics show that more than one person is killed each day at railroad crossings across the United States. Other estimates suggest that there are nearly 3,000 train accidents each year across the country. There are a variety of ways that railroad crossing accidents can take place, including but not limited to:
- Careless lookouts for cars and motorists near the tracks;
- Defective railroad crossing gates and signals;
- Trains that fail to sound their horns when approaching a crossing;
- Poor crossing designs;
- Objects protruding from the train;
- Trains parked too close to a crossing; or
- Poor visibility at a railroad crossing.