Articles Posted in Railroad Accidents and Inuries

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By Scott Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In California and other States, railroad trains and tracks are present in most every community. Unfortunately, there are severe personal injuries and, in some instances, deaths that take place on or near railroad tracks in California. One such incident was recently reported in Riverside, California. A woman (Susan Dibene) from Riverside was pushing a baby stroller across the train tracks when the baby stroller got stuck in the track. The frantic woman tried to dislodge the stroller. She was finally able to push the stroller away from the approaching train but was not able to flee out of the path of the train. The 2 year old child did not suffer any injuries. Tragically, Susan Dibene died as a result of the train accident inures. Due to the fact that a death or serious injury resulted from this train accident, it will be investigated by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Riverside Police Department, Metrolink, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, and other government authorities. See Mother Hit by Train in Riverside California.

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By J. Rock Palermo, Attorney, Roy S. Dickinson, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

railroad%20tracks.jpgRailroad crossings can be quite dangerous especially ones without lights and gates to warn or alert motorist of the approach of a train. There are thousands upon thousands of railroad crossing areas that are not properly equipped with gates and lights. Without such safety precautions and due warning to drivers, deaths and personal injuries related to train / automobile accidents continue to take place in Louisiana and other States. Train industry experts opine that railroad lights and gates are at least 90 percent effective in preventing railroad / train accidents with automobiles. Often times, railroad companies do not take any action until they are required to or until they get some kind of federal or public assistance to fund these basic and necessary railroad safety precautions.

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By John Jensen, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In North Carolina and other states, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) can be fun and exciting for both adults and children. Unfortunately, many children in North Carolina and other states have suffered personal injuries and death while riding on (whether as an operator or passenger) an ATV. CSX Transportation is a train / railroad company based in Jacksonville, Florida is requesting that owners and operators of ATVs keep them off of railroad tracks this summer and at all other times of year. A combination of an ATV near train tracks and trains of any size can be quite dangerous. Tracks should not be used as tools to jump over. Operators of ATVs should also refrain from weaving across railroad tracks or chasing trains. You can read more about this story at Dangers of ATVs and Trains / Railroad Tracks.

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By Ryan E.Alekman, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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transportration%20trolley%20back%20and%20white.jpgIn Massachusetts and other states, operators of public transportation vehicles like buses and trolleys are using their cell phone and mobile phones on the job. What’s wrong with this? Everything is wrong with this if the use of the cell phones / mobile phones distract the drivers and cause serious accidents involving personal injuries and, in some instances, death. Text messaging and e mailing from cell phones / mobile phones are especially dangerous acts. The driver / operator’s eyes are on the cell phone / mobile phone screen rather on the road and traffic. This in turn, puts the people in danger including the trolley passengers, pedestrians, other motorists, and bicyclists.

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By Roy S. Dickinson, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

959261_railroad_tracks.jpgThe State of Oklahoma recorded 832 train related personal injuries during the years from 2000 to 20007. Tulsa County, Oklahoma led all Oklahoma counties with 14 personal injuries per year. Most injuries (including those to children) are minor which include bruises and sprains. However, some injuries were devastating and even resulted in deaths of adults and children. Some injuries involved crushing type of injuries and there were 17 reported amputation type of injuries. Almost 150 railroad related deaths occurred in Oklahoma alone during this time period.