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

    … eyes off the road is negligent and can foreseeably lead to an injury accident. As such, the victim can hold the negligent driver liable. On the other hand, if a driver suffers a seizure for the first time in their life and causes an accident that injures another person, it would be argued that the driver was not acting negligently because…

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

    … of the Chamber’s lobbying arm are the very companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the government. Companies like Bank of America, Pfizer, Boeing. Because these companies are the primary funders of the Chamber’s legislative and lobbying agenda, they get to set that agenda. In other words, the people that write the checks get to set…

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

    … of the Chamber’s lobbying arm are the very companies that have been successfully prosecuted by the government. Companies like Bank of America, Pfizer, Boeing. Because these companies are the primary funders of the Chamber’s legislative and lobbying agenda, they get to set that agenda. In other words, the people that write the checks get to set…

    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

    …What is the difference between Workers’ Comp and FELA? While workers’ compensation exists for most workers who are injured on the job, federal railroad workers are covered under what’s called the Federal Employer’s Liability Act. Most workers who are injured on the job are at least partially covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which most…

    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

    … In the last decade, railroad traffic through Chicago and Illinois communities has increased from 5 to 20 trains a day. That’s a large increase in a small amount of time. Not only is railway traffic on the rise, but “8 percent of trains contain hazardous materials, up from 4 percent seven years ago.” That’s four times as many trains carrying…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
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