There was a train accident in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 5, 2023. Reports indicate a CSX train collided with a vehicle at the S. 18th Street crossing. The train pushed the vehicle down the tracks before coming to a stop. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Tragically, there have been a number of recent accidents involving trains. There was a deadly train accident in Liberty County, Texas on June 12, 2023. An Amtrak passenger derailed in Lakeland, Florida on July 14, 2023. A train partially derailed after an accident in Elkton, South Dakota on August 18, 2023. A BNSF freight train struck an 18-wheeler in Iberia Parish, Louisiana on August 21, 2023. There was a train accident in New Caney, Texas on August 31, 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.