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Train Defect / Malfunction Attorneys

Train defects and malfunctions can be devastating, potentially causing accidents ranging from collisions to derailments. Due to the often catastrophic repercussions of these incidents, train companies have the important responsibility of regularly inspecting their locomotives and replacing or repairing any damaged or worn-out items. Additionally, train parts manufacturers must take steps to avoid any design or manufacturing defects that can lead to mechanical malfunctions. If either of these parties fails in their respective duties, they can be held accountable for any ensuing train accidents.

Dangerous Train Defects

A train defect can endanger train employees, passengers, and even drivers or pedestrians near the tracks, depending on the locomotive part affected and the severity of the flaw. The following dangerous defects can cause destructive accidents and other serious safety concerns:

  • Wheel flaws
  • Motor or brake defects
  • Car connector defects
  • Safety device failures

If these accidents are caused by a lack of sufficient maintenance, the train company responsible for the locomotive may be held liable for whatever injuries occur. On the other hand, a mechanical defect linked to a part defect may make the part’s designer or manufacturer accountable for the accident and subsequently obligated to cover the cost of any resulting damages.

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At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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