Des Moines Train Operator Fatigue Lawyers

Airplanes, trains, buses, and taxis all place passengers in the perhaps unfamiliar role of the passive traveler. For the duration of a trip, whether it is a few blocks or thousands of miles, the passenger must place trust in the skills, abilities, and judgment of the person or persons charged with operating the vehicle. There are standards and regulations in place which mandate operator rest to protect the safety of passengers, cargo, and anyone in the course of travel. But some companies are lax in their enforcement of such rules and some employees engage in behaviors that clearly violate them.

The Des Moines train operator fatigue lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you to seek the financial compensation that you may be due if you have been the victim of a train accident caused by a tired engineer. Contact us at (515) 225-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

Fatigue Factors

The busy nature of daily life leads many people to drive or engage in other activities that are likely to prove dangerous when undertaken while drowsy. This is a poorly calculated risk that these individuals take at the risk of their own safety or the safety of others. But it pales in comparison to the similarly negligent decision made by a train operator or supervisor because the scope of possible damage is so much greater in the context of a passenger or cargo train’s transit. Some factors that may lead to operator fatigue are:

  • Insufficient rest time between shifts
  • Excessive distance or duration of a trip
  • Under-staffing
  • Sickness or other health issues
  • Irresponsible behaviors that lead to fatigue

Contact Us

If you have been involved in a train accident and have reason to believe that it could have been prevented had the engineer reacted appropriately, contact the Des Moines train operator fatigue lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.

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