Railroad Accidents

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Commuter train spokesman suggests way to avoid railroad accidents

October 11, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Many railroad systems, including some in Connecticut, are constructed in such ways that tracks (and trains) exist and travel in suburban areas. In fact, a commuter system in another state has at least four sets of tracks that carry approximately… Read more »

Would safety equipment have prevented railroad accidents?

October 11, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Traveling by train or working on a Connecticut railroad is part of many residents’ lifestyles. Sadly, several serious railroad accidents have taken place throughout the nation in recent months that have caused many passengers and workers to question whether immediate safety upgrades… Read more »

1 train, 2 railroad accidents on the same day

April 08, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Monday, April 8, 2019. Connecticut readers may recall an Amtrak collision that involved multiple members of the United States Congress in 2018. This week’s headlines tell of another collision that occurred on the same line of tracks. In fact, for the first time in… Read more »

Railroad accidents: When passengers are severely injured

March 25, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Monday, March 25, 2019. Trains are a common mode of transportation in Connecticut. Many people use them to commute to and from work. Railroad companies are obligated to provide proper training and equipment to keep workers and passengers safe. When railroad accidents occur and passengers… Read more »

Connecticut railroad accidents: Focusing on recovery

March 12, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Many Connecticut railroad workers and their families have been devastated in the aftermath of serious train collisions. Railroad accidents often make national news headlines because they are so disastrous, often resulting in fatalities. Many of those who survive endure long,… Read more »

Railroad accidents often caused by negligent vehicle drivers

March 06, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. If a Connecticut train is moving along the tracks and a negligent driver is nearby, it could possibly lead to disaster. Railroad accidents often occur when cars try to beat a train at a crossroads. In such situations, if employees… Read more »

Railroad accident sends conductor to the hospital with injuries

February 13, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. If a Connecticut railroad worker is injured on the job, the Federal Employers Liability Act enables the employee to file a personal injury claim if employer negligence was a causal factor in the incident. A railroad accident recently occurred that… Read more »

Railroad accident in another state prompts evidence challenge

February 06, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. When a Connecticut locomotive and commercial vehicle collide, it often results in fatality or serious injury to workers, passengers or vehicle occupants. Such situations often lead to criminal charges, personal injury litigation or both. A railroad accident that occurred in… Read more »

Train signals are factors in many railroad accidents

January 29, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Any passenger boarding a Connecticut train can reasonably expect that the engineer has had proper training and clearly understands the train signal system and other safety tools meant to keep riders safe along the tracks. Engineers are not the only… Read more »

Railroad accidents not always reported as they should be

January 09, 2019

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. There are thousands of miles of railroad tracks running through Connecticut and many other states. Most of these tracks carry freight and passenger trains, while some run commuter locomotives that travel back and forth between close-distance areas. When railroad accidents… Read more »

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