Who is Liable in a Train Collison at a Railway Crossing?
When a train that weighs hundreds of tons crashes into a car on the tracks, the damage will always be catastrophic. With such dangerous machines, it is absolutely essential to have safety rules in place to make sure that nobody is hurt from a train collision.
Unfortunately, people do not always follow the safety rules, and people get hurt. There are over 2,000 collisions at railway crossings each year in the U.S. If someone is injured or killed in a railway crossing collision, whoever is responsible for the harm should compensate the victim or the victim’s family. (more…)