Louisville, KY Train Accident Lawyer

Louisville train accidents are uncommon, but when they happen they are devastating

Train accidents are fortunately infrequent in Louisville and across Jefferson County, Kentucky. But when they happen, they usually result in severe or fatal injuries.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at U.S. DOT:
  • Three out of four crashes occur within 25 miles of a motor vehicle driver's home. 
  • Fifty% of all collisions happen within five miles of home.
  • Comparing rate of death statistics, a motorist is nearly 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet oversees railroad programs to improve safety

The goal of implementing rail-involved projects is to increase the value and safety of state roads for the traveling public. The department reviews plans and proposals, and drafts agreements involving railroad companies. They work with improving crossing signals, signage, and reducing congestion at railroad crossings.

When someone is injured in a Louisville train crash, what needs to happen next?

In an injury accident, it is crucial to get appropriate medical treatment, regardless of the financial cost. The major hospitals in the area include: As soon as possible, an injured person should contact their insurance company to find out how medical treatment is covered under their insurance policy.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can help you by connecting you with our network of experienced injury lawyers who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.


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Train Accident Reports and News from the Louisville, KY Area

Louisville, KY
Accident Date: 
Thu, 10/16/2014
Tatianna Brown, 43, was arrested Thursday morning in Louisville, Kentucky after driving her car into the side of a stopped train, causing three cars to derail. The incident occured just before 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning, October 16, at the intersection of Collins and Chamberlain lanes.