Wisconsin Train Defect Lawyers
One of the first trains made its debut in 1804 in Wales. However, despite the age of locomotive technology, trains are far from perfect. In fact, with some modern trains traveling at 220 miles per hour, even the slightest locomotive malfunction can lead to catastrophic accidents.
Although many trains are used to transport bulky objects, others are also passenger trains that can carry hundreds of people. Any mistake can be fatal. If you have been hurt due to a train defect, you should not hesitate to fight back against this terrible act of negligence. Contact an experienced Wisconsin train defect attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.
Types of Train Malfunctions
Trains rely on the stability of the rails as well as their own engines to travel safely. Additionally, due to the speed of trains, their cargo must be securely balanced and their brakes sufficiently powerful to navigate turns and stop in case of a track hazard. However, some types of defects that can disrupt the safety of a locomotive include:
- Overheated axle bearings
- Dragging equipment
- Sticking brakes (also called hot wheels)
- Imbalanced loads
- Non-rotating or sliding wheels
- Electrical system failure
- Brake shoes dragging against the wheels
- Overheated or sparking retaining valves
Locomotives are delicately balanced on metal rails, and the slightest slip on the tracks can derail an entire train. Thus, every part of the train must be in working order so that passengers are not in danger of devastating accidents.
Between negligent train operating companies, careless conductors, and ill-managed trains, a defect can turn from a slight abnormality to a fatal malfunction. If you or someone you love has suffered in a train accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation to aid in your recovery. To learn more, contact a Wisconsin train defect lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.