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Huntsville Car Accident Attorneys Trains and Cars

Huntsville Car Accident Attorneys Trains and Cars: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorist is approximately 40 TIMES more likely to die in a wreck involving an automobile and a train than a wreck between two cars. Moreover, nearly 50% of all car/train accident happed at crossings with properly functioning warning devices, but of course this means nearly 50% of all car/train accidents occur where the warning devises are not working as they should.

Failure to properly maintain safety gates and lights is a big reason for many automobile/train accidents. When working properly, these safety devices block cars from being able to enter the railway crossing and provide warning to drivers of cars that a train is near. If these devices are not working properly, unwary drivers may easily be seriously injured or killed when they drive up onto a railway crossing at the same time a train arrives.

Railroad maintenance is not just confined to crossing guards and warning lights. The brakes of the train also have to be inspected routinely just as the brakes on your motor vehicle have to be inspected. Additionally, the tracks themselves and vegetation around crossings has to be inspected as plants around and near a crossing can block the vision of drivers of both automobiles and trains.

Furthermore, driver error effects those who operate trains just as it does those who driver automobiles, trucks and motorcycles. In one report I ready, just under 35% of all train/car accidents occurred due to error on the part of the train operator. Drowsy driving and distracted driving are problems with those who operate trains just as they are for those who operate other motorized vehicles.

If you have been injured in a car accident and you have questions about your rights under Alabama law, don't hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Car Accident attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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