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Increase In Railroad Traffic May Increase Rail Road Crossing Injuries

The Piedmont triad in North Carolina is home to 1.5 million people. Those people are about to get a lot more train and railroad traffic when Norfolk Southern begins offering six-day-a-week rail service between the Port of Virginia in Norfolk and Greensboro, N.C. This may mean nothing to residents now but what happens when that increase in train traffic at railroad crossings causes an accident?

As a Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC) railroad accident attorney I know that personal injuries and even deaths do occur at public railroad crossings and many different federal regulations impact on the duties and responsibilities not only of a railroad crew, but respecting the warnings that must be provided by a railroad to cars or trucks that are crossing the railroad track. I hope with the increase in traffic Norfolk Southern also increases the number of safety precautions at railroad crossings.  

Recently a man was found dead in Norfolk, Virginia (VA) next to a railroad crossing and the accident is still being investigated.  The economic impact may be beneficial to the area but the danger at these crossings is real.   Our firm has been proud to help families harmed by railroad companies' neglect and wrongdoing at grade crossings in Virginia and beyond.

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