Train Accidents Display Need for More Safety Regulations
A recent train accident occured when two cars hit a stalled freight train. The cars did not see the train because it was nighttime, and there were no lights or warning signs that the train was stopped on the tracks. All occupants of the cars survived but suffered injuries.
Studies have shown that, within the last ten years, there have been over 3,500 deaths and over 10,000 injuries caused by train accidents. It has been argued that railroad companies need to apply better safety standards when operating their trains. People are asking for better lighting, gates, and warning signs to prevent future accidents from happening.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident, please contact the Des Moines train accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.