Traveling by train is reasonably safe compared to other forms of transportation; however there are thousands of train accidents that occur across the United States ever year that leaves many people seriously injured and some even dead.

A train accident is defined by the Federal Railroad Administration as a collision derailment, or other types of events that involve the operation of on-track equipment.

The most common reason for train accidents is negligence. Train accidents are usually caused by the negligence of railroad companies, individuals, employees, environmental dangers, mechanical faults, and the government.

When a train accident is the result of negligence and it leaves individuals seriously injured or even dead, the victims and or the victim’s families of the train accident should seek compensation for their recovery or lose of loved one.