There was a violent collision between a freight train and a car carrier in Greenwood, Louisiana on February 4, 2022. Reports indicate a Union Pacific freight train struck an 18-wheeler car carrier at a crossing on Highway 169. At least two people were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The accident remains under investigation.
Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains. There was an accident involving a train and a school bus in Rockingham County, Virginia on November 17, 2021. There was an accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler in Grimes County, Texas on December 9, 2021. There was an accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler in College Station, Texas on December 13, 2021.
Safe train operators must take adequate precautions to ensure that their conductors do not severely injure or kill members of the public in a train accident. Industry standards require train companies to provide adequate training to their conductors and engineers. Safe companies must also supervise their conductor to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed, as well as all applicable federal guidelines. Failing to properly train or audit a conductor the company allows to operate a train can have tragic consequences. Federal law requires companies to take numerous steps in order to protect the members of the public.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York. We have previously handled multiple cases involving train accidents. Our attorneys have the experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in an accident involving a train or commercial vehicle. The experienced accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a train. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.