Train Derailment Lawyers

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities

There are a number of reasons why a train may derail while traveling to its destination, including running across damaged rails or crashing into obstacles present on the tracks. Derailment occurs when a train’s wheels lose contact with the rails, typically causing the cars to leave the tracks in a dangerous and high-impact manner. In 2007, 1,876 American trains were involved in derailments, causing approximately 1,000 deaths and many more injuries.

If you have suffered an injury from a train derailment accident, then you may have the right to claim damages from the responsible party. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff train derailment lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. can help you learn more about and pursue your legal rights in this situation. Call our offices today to schedule a consultation with one of our qualified attorneys.

Rail Breaks

A shocking 46.3% of all train derailments are caused by track defects or damaged rails. Rail breaks can occur for a number of reasons, including the following:

  • Fracture at joints, likely due to failure to inspect and maintain
  • Manufacturing problems/defects
  • Wheelburn
  • Wheelflat
  • Changes in temperature or climate

Rail damage caused by any of the above factors may be caught and fixed with regular maintenance procedures. If you have been injured in a train derailment caused by a rail break, then you may have a right to pursue damages. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff train derailment lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. can help you legally assess your situation.

Other Causes of Train Derailments

While track defects are the most common cause of train derailments, there are a number of other reasons why a train may leave the rails. These include the following:

  • Misaligned tracks
  • Travel at high speeds
  • Travel at too low a speed around tight curves
  • Wheel failures
  • Obstructions on the tracks
  • Earthquakes or other natural disasters
  • Operator error
  • Improper application of the brakes
  • Snow on the tracks

Contact Us

Contact the Tucson offices of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-723-1676 or the Phoenix offices at 877-366-5557 or the Flagstaff offices at 800-723-1676. From these three offices we serve all Arizona cities and communities.

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