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Whenever we hear about a train crash, we expect to hear about devastating injuries and damages. Train accidents more often than not can end with fatal injuries. In 2017, the latest reporting year, the Federal Railroad Administration states there were 12,000 total train accidents. From those incidents, 9,000 left injuries and there were 800 fatalities. These numbers can be frightening, which is why contacting a Pittsburgh train accident attorney is crucial after an accident. If you or a loved one have been involved in a train accident contact Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman.
Train and Truck Collide
Over a week ago, a train and a tractor-trailer collided. Reports show that the train hit the tractor-trailer. The accident also caused the trailer to hit a nearby building where residents had to exit while officials ensured the safety and stability of the building. The crash happened on Pittsburgh street in Alleghany County. Luckily, no injuries were reported from the accident but traffic was held up for some time.
Trains are a major staple in Pittsburgh, especially with being known as the ‘Steel City”. Trains are used for a variety of reasons like the transportation of goods and people. Some trains are even equipped to transport hazardous materials. Should a train with a hazardous material crash or derail, it can cause chaos and a mass casualty. In order to avoid accidents, conductors need to have the proper training, and trains need to be maintained and inspected on a regular basis. Rail companies also need to ensure tracks and signals are functioning properly. If a signal is not working and another vehicle gets on the tracks while a train is coming, the consequences are sure to be deadly. One last contributing factor to a possible train accident is driver impairment.
The sheer size of a train is overbearing for any other vehicle. Add to that any cargo and the consequences are unimaginable.
How We Can Help
If you have suffered an injury from a train accident or have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, it is time to seek help. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we’ve got your back and not your wallet. Train accidents in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas can leave victims with spinal cord injuries, loss of limb, traumatic brain injuries, and even a coma. We will seek compensation to cover your medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, time off of work, and pain and suffering damages. You should not be left suffering due to someone else’s negligence. There may be more than one party who can be held responsible in a train accident, from the conductor to the company in charge of maintenance. When you are involved in an accident, you need a Pittsburgh train crash attorney. Schedule an initial consultation with the experienced attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman by calling us at 888-98-TWINS(89467) or by filling out our online contact form. Do not suffer in silence.