Train Crash, railroad derail, train accident injury cases

Train, Railroad & Derailment Accidents

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Wisconsin Railroad Employee Injuries (FELA)

Train, railroad and derailment accidents occur in Wisconsin and elsewhere for a variety of reasons.  Train crashes may involve accidents with passenger rail trains, e.g. Amtrak, commuter rail trains, e.g. Metra, or freight railroad train companies such as

bulletBurlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
bullet Canadian National Railroad (Wisconsin Central) 
bullet Canadian Pacific
bullet CSX
bulletEscanaba & Lake Superior Railroad (E&LS)
bullet Norfolk Southern
bullet Union Pacific
bulletWisconsin Central (see Canadian National)
bulletWisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. (WSOR)

Railroad accidents may involve reconditioning or maintenance of a locomotive, generators, rewiring components, interchanges or switching services and thus, may also involve manufacturers and railway train companies for the railroad such as Manufacturers Railway Company

Derailment accidents on railways, train crashes and other railroad accidents typically undergo a railroad safety investigation.  The railroad safety investigations frequently found that derailments, train crashes and rail accidents were caused by negligence, rule violations, or other reckless conduct.  Negligence by an individual employee, such as a train conductor, rail inspector or railroad maintenance mechanic may involve:

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Alcohol Intoxication or Illegal Drug Use by the train, rail or railroad employee

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Improper Locomotive Fuel Tank Integrity

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Hazardous Chemicals or Waste Materials

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Defective Highway Rail & Railroad Crossings

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Poor Train Locomotive Operating Practices and Policies

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Inadequate Signal Interchanges or Train Controls

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Faulty Train Track or Rail Inspection

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Defective Crossing Signals

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Improper Switching

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Failure to Use of Locomotive Horns

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Operator Fatigue

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Excessive speed by the train operator

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Sun Kinks

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Unguarded Railroad Crossings

Association of American Railroads

Railroads & Trains - National Transportation Safety Board

Federal Railroad Administration

Train, railroad and derailments accidents are generally complex and require the assistance of an attorney. 

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If you wish to know whether the firm can help with a Wisconsin personal injury or wrongful death case, please call (262) 785-0802 or send email to attorney@frankpasternak.com.  Wisconsin lawyers may only practice law in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin attorneys may however work at no added fee or expense with personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys outside Wisconsin and Wisconsin lawyers may be admitted to practice on a temporary basis outside Wisconsin.   Thus, the firm may help with Wisconsin Personal Injury cases and potentially with cases outside Wisconsin.  All inquiries are free and without obligation.