Charleston Train Accident Lawyers
Representing Victims Injured in Train & Railroad Collisions
Though train accidents don't happen as frequently as auto accidents or get the publicity of airplane accidents, thousands of train accidents occur each year in the United States. The most common type of train accident is a derailment, followed by impacts with other objects at highway-rail crossings. In South Carolina, Charleston has many train accidents in a year compared to other regions.
Major Causes of Train Accidents
Train accidents can result in many types of catastrophic injuries for victims. From a single person slipping and falling into a train's path to a chemical spill that can impact an entire community, the scope of each train accident can be vastly different. That's why it's so crucial to speak with a lawyer who has experience in train accident litigation. You can rest assured that the train company already has a host of high-powered attorneys working hard to build a defense for them!
The common causes of train accidents include:
- Faulty tracks or equipment
- Debris on the tracks
- Excessive speeds
- Failure to use horns or lights
- Distracted operator
- Failure to brake on time
Our team can investigate who caused the crash, why the crash occurred, and who is liable for compensation. We have the experience and resources to help clients just like you seek fair compensation for your injuries.
Common Carrier Laws Apply to All Public Transportation
Public transportation companies must comply with common carrier laws to ensure the safety of their passengers and/or cargo. Such regulations can include standards for training employees, rules on how to safely operate a carrier, routine maintenance of equipment, and more. Failure to adhere to such regulations makes the carrier liable for any injuries that result from their negligence.
Serving the Injured with over 100 Years of Experience
At Kahn Law Firm, LLP, our Charleston personal injury lawyers have over 100 years combined experience. Having litigated cases throughout South Carolina and the United States, we count it a privilege to protect accident victims from the self-serving interests of insurance companies, corporate giants, banks, hospitals, and the government. By limiting our overall caseload, we ensure that every client gets personalized attention!