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- 20 readers -
  • Fairness in Class Actions Bill Anything But…

    … fees, expert witnesses and court costs in these cases are often over $100,000. What about when Wells Fargo creates a fake account in your name and that causes your credit score to sink? Who can afford to sue for that? Or when a cancerous product from a nearby factory or fracking operation enters your well water? If class actions are rendered…

    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…

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  • Haunted Places in Dallas-Fort Worth

    … jumped to her death from the roof of the building. Some have reported smelling her perfume in her former room on the southeast corner of the seventh floor. When a tour of World War II veterans and their spouses were touring the hotel, as they entered the “Brazos Room,” most members of the group reported hearing faint clanking dishware, voices…

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

    … of several railroad workers. It took 43 years of litigation to resolve the issues. The workers “won” but many had long ago died. The railroad that owes the money is longer in business. There are two sides to every story and perhaps there is a decent reason why Gerlinger’s case took so long to conclude. (“Conclude” is probably too strong a word because his…

    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 -