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Railway Accidents: All Too Common Personal Injury Cause

Posted: April 5, 2016

This week, an Amtrak train crash left two people dead and over 30 injured in Chester, Pa. This news comes just one month after an Amtrak train derailed in Kansas.

“This is a terrible disaster that never should have happened. We will be awaiting the results of a full-scale investigation; it is apparent that there were some obvious errors made here,” said Applegate, Attorney at Yarborough Applegate Law Firm.

Unfortunately, accidents like these occur far too often. In South Carolina alone last year, there were 15 reported train accidents.

2015-2016 SC Rail Accidents

Source: Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis

Out of these accidents, 19 fatalities were reported.

2015-2016 SC Rail Fatalities

Source: Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis

Railway accidents can be caused by a number of circumstances, including human error, worsening track conditions, mechanical malfunctions, or any combination of these factors.

Our seasoned South Carolina attorneys have the experience and resources to navigate the complexities of these cases that involve Railroad and Train-related incidents. If you or a family member has suffered an injury as a result of a train-related incident, contact us – we are here to help.

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