Train derailments occur when a train runs off the track, resulting in potential damage and injuries for the passengers and crew. These types of railway accidents and injuries can result in various types of lawsuits, which may require consultation with a railroad expert witness.
In the case of a train derailment, an accident investigation and reconstruction would prove beneficial. Any accident involving vehicles, including trains, often requires an evaluation of the incident to determine the cause, whether it is related to human factors, a mechanical defect, or another outside source. Railroad operations must adhere to a strict set of federal regulations to maintain railroad safety and keep the transportation system moving at an efficient rate. Train derailments expert witnesses are expected to be familiar with this set of codes and compliance for the railroad industry and its employees.
As with other types of transportation or engineering industries, inspections are an integral factor in preserving safety in the railroad system. Track inspectors are responsible for assessing the safety of each track, whether it is at a railroad crossing or a track over a bridge, as surveying the route is essential in preventing future derailments. The cause of derailment may be related to human error, or an issue with the structural engineering involved with each train and/or track, which may be identified by a derailment expert witness. To find a credible and experienced train derailments expert witness for your case, Submit An Expert Request Form or call ForensisGroup today.