Amtrak Train Derailment in Lakeland, Florida

by | Jul 16, 2023 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Train Accident

There was a train accident in Lakeland, Florida on July 14, 2023.  Reports indicate an Amtrak passenger train derailed after colliding with a semi-truck.  There were over 170 people on the train, and multiple injuries are reported.  The incident remains under investigation.

Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains.  There was a deadly train accident in Mobile, Alabama on May 27, 2023.  A Norfolk Southern Railway freight train struck a pedestrian in Fenton, New York on May 30, 2023.  There was a deadly train accident in Liberty County, Texas on June 12, 2023.

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.

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 to learn more about your legal rights.