Train Defect Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
When boarding a local transit train, most riders do not even think about the possibility of a system failure or part malfunction that could turn their daily commute into a deadly nightmare. However, these risks are present, and accidents resulting from train defects are more common than people may think. Trains travel hundreds of thousands of miles every year, and some long-distance trains move at extremely high speeds. When accidents occur, these heavy vehicles have the potential to derail and cause serious injuries or even death.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident caused by a malfunction or defect, then you may have the right to claim compensation from the responsible party. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff train defect lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. are dedicated to helping people in your situation. Call our offices today to learn more about how our experienced and competent attorneys can help you.
Common Train Defects
There are a number of potential train malfunctions that may arise at any given time. Any of the following defects can have serious consequences:
- Brake Failure
- Improperly secured cargo
- Broken or defective tracks
- Broken or defective wheels
- Unsecured cars
- Failure in the train’s signaling or communications systems
These defects are often the result of poor maintenance or design/manufacturing errors. It is important that the blame is assigned to the correct party so that the proper party is held liable for their negligence. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff train defects lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, PC can help you pinpoint and pursue justice from the responsible party.
Results of Train Defects
Any of the above train defects can result in the following:
- Impact with cars, pedestrians, or other outside victims
- Chemical or cargo spills
Those who are unlucky enough to fall victim to these incidents may suffer injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to life-threatening internal damage.