John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

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Railroad Accidents

Denver and Aurora Railroad Accidents Attorney

Every day trains travel more than 1.5 million miles transporting passengers, goods and livestock across the United States. With over 233,000 miles of track, America’s economy is still widely dependent on trains. While train accidents have been decreasing over the last few years, there are still over 2,500 train accidents every year according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Due to the sheer size and power of a train, these railroad accidents are often catastrophic and devastating.

Colorado Railroad Accidents

According to studies done by the Federal Railroad Administration, train accidents are generally caused by human factors, track damage, train equipment, signals or train control systems. Two of those categories (human factors and tracks) are responsible for more than 70% of all train accidents. In 2007, there were over 2,500 highway-rail grade crossing and trespass fatalities across the United States. While this number is on the decline, even one person killed in a train accident is too many. Here are just a few of the causes of train accidents and injuries:
  • Train derailment
  • Vandalism of track or equipment
  • Malfunction of train warning devices
  • Overloaded freight car
  • Automobile driver deliberately trying to outrun a train or disregarding the crossing warning devices
  • Snow, ice or mud on track
  • Fire
  • Driver or conductor error
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a railroad or train accident, you will need an experienced and compassionate Colorado personal injury attorney on your side. A personal injury lawyer with an extensive knowledge of Colorado law is essential to obtaining the maximum compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and lost wages. Train accidents are often catastrophic and have life changing consequences. As a result, you will need an aggressive attorney who can get you the compensation you will need now—and in the future.

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Contact a Denver or Aurora Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a railroad accident, there is help available. Fuller Law handles all types of personal injury and train accident cases in the Boulder area and throughout Colorado. If you were injured in a railroad crash, contact John Fuller today to learn about your legal options and to take advantage of your free initial consultation. Bookmark and Share