Train accidents are tragic events that can have severe consequences for the individuals involved, resulting in injuries, fatalities, and significant property damage. While these accidents may seem unavoidable, the truth is that most train accidents are preventable and stem from human error or negligence. At Kelley Law Firm, we recognize the importance of identifying the main causes of train accidents to hold responsible parties accountable and seek justice on behalf of the victims and their families.
Train accidents can be caused by various factors, including human error, equipment failures, and track and crossing issues. Human error plays a significant role, with operative errors, inexperienced conductors, reckless or negligent operation, intoxication, distraction, or negligent hiring practices being common causes.
Additionally, faulty machinery or equipment can contribute to accidents, with negligence in maintenance or repairs, mechanical defects, and malfunctions being potential factors.