According to CBSAtlanta.com, two men in Georgia have been killed by trains in separate incidents this week.
Freddie L. Meek Jr., 41, of Bonaire was struck by a train in Bonaire while walking. According to the Sheriff’s office in Houston County, Mr. Meek was wearing earphones and couldn’t hear the train coming even though the train’s horn sounded when workers saw the man on the tracks.
In Cartersville, 77-year-old, Edward Brumfield was killed on Wednesday when his car ran into a train and ignited in flames.
Our firm offers its condolences to the families and friends of Mr. Meek and Mr. Brumfield after their lives were lost under such tragic circumstances.
Train-vehicle collisions are unfortunately common. Each year, hundreds of people are killed, usually when automobile drivers attempt to cross train tracks against crossing lights or attempt to swerve around descending crossing bars in an attempt to beat approaching trains.
Injuries are usually greatest to those in the car or truck hit by the train, but train passengers can suffer injuries as well. Personal injury claims in these situations can be complicated, since there can be confusing questions of liability. Was the driver solely at fault, or was the train operator partially negligent? Or, for that matter, was there some failure in the operation of the crossing lights or arms?
That’s why it can be so important to obtain experienced legal representation if you or a loved one has been injured in this kind of accident. Only a good personal injury attorney will be able to parse the facts of your situation and determine whether you have a solid case against another party to the accident.
Ty Wilson is an accident attorney in Savannah. Visit tywilsonlaw.com for many FREE book offers, articles, blogs, & videos on the topic of Georgia personal injury. He urges anyone who has been injured by someone else’s negligence to visit his site before hiring a lawyer, speaking to an insurance adjuster, or signing any forms. If you would like to speak to Ty, call him at 1-866-937-5454.