Pennsylvania has a long history of utilizing railways as a major form of individual and commercial transportation. Carriers such as Amtrak, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Allegheny Valley Railroad, and Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad — as well as metro area transit such as The T in Pittsburgh — have train cars traveling to nearly every corner of the state. Unfortunately, this high level of rail activity means that Pennsylvania accounts for a large percentage of the nation's more than 10,000 train-related accidents that the Federal Railroad Administration reports every year.
I am attorney John Gismondi. As the founder of Gismondi & Associates, I have led our firm through numerous train accident cases and helped many clients recover compensation for their injuries. We take the time to listen to what you have to say and then give you the information you need to make well-reasoned decisions about your case. Our insightful legal team will then conduct an extensive investigation and collect all the evidence necessary to put your case in a position for success. Our Pittsburgh train accident lawyers serve injured clients throughout the entire state.
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Even though the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will issue a report following a train accident, those findings are not admissible in court. As such, you will need to find your own expert witnesses to piece together the evidence for a jury. Our firm can take care of this for you: we have an extensive network of trusted experts whom we work with to build powerful cases following train accidents, aviation accidents and other accidents investigated by the NTSB. We use this network of professionals to build powerful cases where train accidents were caused by:
- Defective parts
- Malfunctioning train signals or crossing lights
- Mechanical failure
- Negligent actions by the train operator (sometimes called an engineer)
- Inexperienced operators being put in control of a train
- Train operator fatigue
- Railroad crossings with inadequate markings
- Railroad crossings without proper protection, including a lack of safety gates
- Tracks that have not received proper maintenance
Train accidents involving these and any other causes cannot be taken lightly; the massive size of both passenger and freight trains means that any accident they are involved in will typically involve life-altering injuries or death.
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