There are a number of reasons why train accidents occur. The two most common include:
- Derailments: Derailments occur more often than people think and are often the cause of extensive damage to rolling stock and the railroad track.
- Train/car collisions and railroad crossing accidents: Accidents that take place at a railroad crossing involving a train and a car result in substantial damage—primarily, because of the size and weight of the locomotive.
Train accident claims are a unique sub-specialty area where without expertise and knowledge quickly escalate in both time and money to resolve. Any claim that involves a train or railroad should be reviewed and explored by a railroad claims expert to ensure that all questions and allegations can be answered.