As with any form of transportation, there is a certain level of risk involved with railroad safety. In addition to the mechanical aspects of the industry regarding transportation, such as maintenance of railroad tracks, crossings, and train engine, there are also a lot of business-based decisions made within the industry for the benefit of regulating safety.
Programs are designed in the railroad industry to implement safety and security, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, hazard control, federal regulations, labor consulting and management, employee safety and training programs, occupational safety and health (OSHA), labor relations, and the ability to work with regulatory agencies. A railroad safety expert witness is often knowledgeable in these business aspects, as well as the physical mechanics of the railroad system. There are many industry precautions made to prevent railroad accidents, railroad accident damages, and derailments. These precautions include rail warning systems, railway signals, signal and train control, and hazard control.
A court case involving railroad safety is usually due to the apparent failure of a safety precaution or malfunctioning equipment, resulting in some type of accident or injury. A railroad safety expert witness can be an integral factor in such cases, as it is important to determine the role of human factors in relation to the failure of railroad safety or mechanics.
ForensisGroup has a record of success in matching clients with the expert witnesses they need for complex cases. With so many variables in the world of railroad safety, a proper expert can make or break a case. Call ForensisGroup today or submit an expert request form to find the perfect railroad safety expert witness.