You would think in this day and age railroad accidents would be a thing of the past, but unfortunately for some folks in Middle Tennessee, that’s not the case. The truth is many railroad crossings in Tennessee don’t provide enough warning or protection for drivers, and if you happen to be crossing at the wrong time, you could lose your life.
If you’re fortunate enough to survive a railroad accident, chances are your injuries are substantial. You should expect your medical expenses to be substantial as well. Over the years, we’ve seen medical expenses for accident victims well exceed one-hundred thousand dollars, and you can’t assume your situation will be any different.
Train accidents can occur for a number of reasons, including:
- Derailments due to poorly maintained tracks
- Distracted train operators and conductors
- Failure to sound warning signals
- Inadequate protective barriers at railroad crossings
- Inadequate sight distances for motorists at railroad crossings
If you’ve been injured due to a train accident, give us a call immediately. Your case could hinge on important evidence that may be lost over time. Our experienced Nashville train accident lawyers will fully investigate the cause of your accident and fight to hold the responsible parties accountable. That could mean compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.