Detroit Improperly Maintained Track Lawyers
Trains have been carrying cargo and people across the country since the 19th century. Many of the tracks used today were originally laid well over a century ago. While some parts of the track may have been updated, other parts may go unmaintained for decades. A single loose rail or track could possibly derail a train and cause a serious crash.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a train derailing accident, an improperly maintained track may have been the cause of your crash. The Detroit improperly maintained track lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C. are committed to determining who is responsible for your accident and holding them legally accountable for the dangerous conditions that caused your crash. Contact us today at (866) 644-6587 for assistance with your case.
The Risks of Improperly Maintained Track
Train tracks need to be regularly inspected and maintained to minimize the risk of a train accident. With thousands of miles of track, however, sometimes the jurisdiction or company in charge of maintenance may neglect a defective piece of rail. Similarly, a replacement part may be defective or may not be properly installed, creating an unstable piece of track.
Trains rely on the stability of the track to run smoothly. They weigh thousands of pounds and can be many cars long, all of which are supported by wheels that are designed to run along a narrow rail of track. Even a small gap in the railing could cause one of the train’s wheels to derail, causing the rest of the train to follow and crash or roll over.
Train Accident Liability
In a train crash caused by poorly maintained track, there are likely many parties involved that may be responsible for the accident. The manufacturer of the railing could be responsible for a rail defect, or the company in charge of installing the track could be liable for poor installation. Similarly, the municipality or company in charge of rail inspection and maintenance assignments could be legally responsible for not reporting or addressing a track defect.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a train accident caused by an improperly maintained track, our lawyers are committed to holding the liable parties legally accountable. To learn more about how we can help you pursue a lawsuit for injuries and damages caused by your train accident, contact the Detroit improperly maintained track attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C. today by calling (866) 644-6587.