Types of Train Accidents

Types of Train Accidents

Although not the most popular form of modern transportation, railways remain constantly in use transporting cargo and passengers. Sometimes used as an alternative to flying or making a long trip along highways, trains are an important part of getting around the country for many people. However, if these machines experience a mechanical failure, the result can be a catastrophic accident that causes severe injuries and even loss of life.

If you or someone you love has been harmed in a train accident, contact the Charleston train accident lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 for a free case evaluation.


As there are different purposes for trains, there are similarly different types of trains, each playing a role towards the train’s operation. However, if any of these cars or contributing parts malfunctions, the consequences can be truly disastrous. The following are major types of train accidents:

  • Derailed trains
  • Collisions with other trains
  • Collisions with railway debris
  • Explosions or machine-related errors

Any one of these accidents can lead to massive amounts of destruction and create potentially deadly scenarios for passengers or operators. Considering the weight, power, and speed of trains, these incidents can have truly horrific results.

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If you have been injured in a train accident or an incident involving a train, legal recourse may be available. Do not go forward without knowing your rights and legal options. Contact the Charleston train accident lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm by calling 843-720-2800 today to put our legal experience to work for you.

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