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Improperly Marked Railroad Crossings Lawyers

Railroad crossings can present a major safety hazard for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. If these crossings aren’t properly marked a safe distance away from the actual crossing, people may be too close to the tracks when a train comes through. When this results in an accident, the repercussions are almost always extremely severe or even fatal.

Ensuring that a railroad is clearly marked and visible is an extremely important duty, and when a municipal agency or train company fails to do this, they should bear the consequences of this negligence. To find out how to fight for you or a loved one who is harmed in a train accident caused by a lack of appropriate crossing markers, contact a train accident attorney of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., today by calling (303) 423-1770.

Hazards of Unmarked or Improperly Marked Railroad Crossings

If a railroad crossing isn’t clearly marked with the necessary signs and markers, motorists and pedestrians may not know to stay adequately clear of the tracks when a train comes. These marking failures may include the following hazards:

  • Failing to post warning signs before railroad crossings
  • Failing to use lights and/or reflective tape on the crossing arms
  • Failing to repair crossing arms if broken or dysfunctional
  • Failing to mark lines on the road itself indicating where vehicles should stop before the tracks

These safety issues can lead to very dangerous accidents that may be entirely prevented through the right precautions. If a person is injured because of railroad crossing negligence, they may be entitled to file for compensation for the costs associated with those injuries.

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