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Railroad Accidents

When a pedestrian or a motor vehicle comes into contact with a moving train the outcome is almost always tragic. Sometimes accidents involving trains occur due to the negligence of the driver of the motor vehicle or pedestrian. However, sometimes the train engineer, the railroad, or another party may be liable. Railroad crossings are sometimes substandard or in disrepair. Sometimes crossings are not secured by crossbars and the vision of approaching vehicles may be obscured by another stopped train.


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If I Am Injured While A Passenger On A Train Is The Railroad Liable? What Are The Duties And Responsibilities Of A Motorist As He Or She Approaches A Public Grade Crossing? What Are The Duties And Responsibilities Of A Train Crew As They Approach A Public Grade Crossing? What Are The Railroad's Responsibilities In The Area Of Providing Grade Crossing Protection? Why Are So Few Grade Crossings Protected By Flashers Or Gates? Personal Injury Damages Types of Damages Types of Compensatory Damages Amount of Damages Factors Affecting Amount of Damages Awarded Negligence Overview Comparative and Contributory Negligence

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