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Rhode Island train accident injury law firm who has extensive
experience representing victims of serious train accidents
and train collisions.
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We are a very aggressive and experienced Rhode Island personal
injury law firm who are already representing injured victims
of the Placentia train crash.
Every 90 Minutes There is a Train Collision or Derailment
A "train accident" is a collision, derailment, or other
event involving the operation of railroad on-track equipment
resulting in damages that exceed $6,300. A "train incident"
is any event involving the movement of railroad on-track
equipment that results in a death, a reportable injury, or
reportable illness, but in which railroad property does not
Motorists are thirty times more likely to die in a crash
involving a train than one with another vehicle. And
one-third of the states experienced more rail-related
fatalities in 1998 than six years earlier.
The number of train accident fatalities have remained
virtually unchanged for the past decade. And, since 1997,
the rate of all train accidents has been going up.
The nation's railroads continue to be responsible for
chronic accidents, hazardous materials spills, and a
fatality rate that remains high. Simultaneously, rail
traffic is increasing, while federal and state governments
provide only limited oversight over rail safety. Absent
action on the part of legislators, regulators, and the
railroads themselves railroad safety could become a much
greater problem in the future.
The most common cause of train accidents is defective track
or human error.
However, another contributing factor may be the movement
toward increased speeds for trains as they run through more
densely populated areas like towns. There are also concerns
that the continuing cutbacks in railroad staffing levels may
compromise existing safety and stall future safety
Most of the 223,000 miles of railroad track currently
operating in the nation goes un-inspected each year.
The U.S. rail systems consists of a massive network of track
and rolling freight cars that extends throughout the nation.
More than 600 railroads operating 20,000 locomotives, which
pull 1.2 million freight cars on approximately 223,000 miles
of track---enough track to cross the country more than fifty
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