Railroad

Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails. It is also commonly referred to as train transport. In contrast to road transport, where vehicles merely run on a prepared surface, rail vehicles are also directionally guided by the tracks on which they run. Track usually consists of steel rails installed on sleepers/ties and ballast, on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves. However, other variations are also possible, such as slab track where the rails are fastened to a concrete foundation resting on a prepared subsurface.
Posts about Railroad
  • How “Foreseeability” Applies to Personal Injury Cases

    … be held liable for such injuries as well. Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad. Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. was a landmark case from 1928 which helped establish the concept of proximate cause and foreseeability in the United States. The case centered around a man who was rushing to get onto a train, but who dropped a package (which contained…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 21 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … to support the measure. The Chamber and leadership was able to railroad the bill through the House but now people are waking up and realizing just how serious this legislation is to our legal system. The good news is that it is not too late. Contact your Senator and let them know how terrible this legislation is. Even if your two Senators are Democrats…

    Due Diligence- 8 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … to support the measure. The Chamber and leadership was able to railroad the bill through the House but now people are waking up and realizing just how serious this legislation is to our legal system. The good news is that it is not too late. Contact your Senator and let them know how terrible this legislation is. Even if your two Senators are Democrats…

    Due Diligence- 11 readers -
  • Haunted Places in Dallas-Fort Worth

    … to the hotel to record the phenomena with their paranormal activity class.  River Legacy Park River Legacy Park / Arlington, TX In Arlington, River Legacy Park is said to have hosted multiple haunting events over the years. The park lies near a set of railroad tracks where the train must slow down, which makes it an attractive area to train hoppers…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 40 readers -
  • Oldest California Whistleblower Suit Dismissed

    … in a California federal court. That law, the federal False Claims Act, allows a whistleblower (called a “relator”) to receive a percentage of whatever is recovered from the wrongdoer. The MTA filed its own suit and the two were consolidated. After years of legal wrangling, the MTA obtained a $92.3 million judgment against Parsons Dillingham…

    Due Diligence- 24 readers -
  • A Layman’s Guide to FELA

    … that must be proven under FELA is much less than typical negligence claims. FELA also takes into account situations where the victim may have also been partially negligent in the circumstances surrounding his or her injury. This concept is referred to as “contributory negligence,” and reduces the potential damages received by the victim proportionate…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Rail Grade Crossing Accidents

    … In some circumstances, railroad crossings can go from a time consuming inconvenience to a tragedy. The New York Times reports that “nationally, the number of accidents and fatalities at rail crossings have fallen steadily” thanks to improving safety and warning technology. However, grade crossings, where a road way intersects a railroad…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Growing Concerns to make Railroads Safer

    … double the amount of hazardous materials than in years past. This dramatic rise in railway traffic has brought with it growing concerns for increased railroad safety. EJ&E, or the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway is a railroad that began operating in 1889 and runs between Waukegan Illinois and Gary Indiana. In 2008, this railroad was purchased…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
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