The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) allows injured railroad works to pursue compensation for injuries caused by their employer’s negligence, such as serious communications or organizational breakdowns, which led to an accident, like a head-on train collision. These extremely dangerous accidents can cause a devastating degree of destruction and severe injuries for those involved. When a railroad company fails to take the necessary safety precautions needed to prevent a head-on accident, they should be the ones to bear the financial consequences of the accident and the victims’ losses.
If you or someone you love was injured in a train collision that could have been prevented by the train company, you may deserve compensation from the train company responsible, according to the stipulations of the FELA. For more information about taking legal action and pursuing the justice and financial restitution you need, contact the New York FELA attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling(212) 779-0057.
Negligent Causes of Head-on Train Collisions
Railroad companies have a legal responsibility to their employees to maintain high safety standards and prevent catastrophic accidents whenever possible. In particular, the following negligent mistakes may be grounds for taking legal action against a railroad company:
- Failing to properly schedule trains moving along a single track
- Failing to indicate when trains need to move to side tracks to allow other traffic to pass
- Failing to indicate impending collision concerns to train operators
- In the case of mechanical failures due to poor maintenance, failing to maintain train control systems
It is a major responsibility of train companies to take all the necessary actions to preventing head-on collisions; thus, when they fail to take these steps and ensure that all passengers and workers are safe, they should be held accountable.
An injury from a head-on train collision may leave you and your household with unmanageable medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and a lack of wages to cover these financial burdens. Fortunately, the Federal Employer Liability Act allows injured workers, like you, to take action against the negligent company who caused your suffering and losses. To learn more about your options as an injured railroad worker, contact a New York Head-on Train Collisions Lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057today.