Improperly Marked Railroad Crossing Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
Improperly marked railroad crossings pose serious hazards to both train passengers and cars or pedestrians on the roadway. Without properly notifying those on the ground that a train is approaching, or without informing the train conductor that he is nearing an automobile crossing, fatal collisions can occur. Improperly marked crossings are always a result of negligence, so those who are injured as a result of accidents caused by these mistakes have a right to pursue compensation from the responsible party.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident caused by an improperly marked railroad crossing, then you have the right to confront the responsible party in court. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff improperly marked railroad crossing lawyers of Pitt, Miller, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. can help you with this pursuit. Call our offices today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your situation.
The Dangers of Improperly Marked Crossings
Poorly marked or unmarked railroad crossings pose a serious threat to those who pass over the intersection, either on foot or by car. Conductors who encounter railway obstacles generally do not have the time to stop the train before it impacts the obstruction. If a car is in the way, the train operator does not have enough time to stop his heavy, inertia-driven vehicle before collision. Victims of this type of accident may suffer life-threatening injuries or even death. Both automobile passengers and train passengers are at risk in these situations.
What is an Improperly Marked Crossing?
An improperly marked railroad crossing may be characterized by any of the following:
- Lack of warning signs leading up to the crossing
- Broken or missing warning signs
- Warning signs obstructed by plants, snow, new structures, or other obstacles
- Poorly posted signs that are difficult to view
- Unreadable signs that may have faded as a result of weather conditions
- Broken or malfunctioning signaling equipment (lights, gates)