Train Accident

Train accidents occur more frequently than one might think: In 2005, approximately 730 people were involved in train accidents, resulting in 33 deaths. Train accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including amputation, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, damage to internal organs, and bone fractures. These types of injuries can result in enormous medical costs, lengthy hospitalizations and rehabilitation, permanent disability, and death.

There are many factors that can contribute to train accidents, including:

  • Derailment of trains
  • Tracks that are inadequately maintained
  • Train conductor negligence
  • Mechanical failure
  • Insufficient security of the train
  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to sound a warning
  • Inadequate or defective safety devices at railway crossings
  • Inadequate sight distances for motor vehicle drivers at railroad crossings

Railroad companies are understandably adverse to lawsuits involving their trains, railways and workers, and they have huge resources to defend themselves against lawsuits stemming from accidents caused by their negligence. For this reason, it is important that victims of train accidents choose their legal counsel carefully. The chosen law firm must have the resources to adequately prosecute cases involving railroad companies, who are often willing to spend vast sums of money to ensure the verdict is in their favor. The Law Offices of Robert A. Brenner have the knowledge, resources, and experience to take on large corporations such as railroad companies. With over 35 years of combined experience, we have represented victims of catastrophic accidents and have won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients.

It is important to know your rights if you are the victim of a train accident. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a train accident, contact us to learn more about your legal rights and options.



October 13, 2015