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February 2018 Archives

The reality of rail travel safety

Recent commuter train accidents may have left commuters a bit wary of train travel. It is scary to think about what happens when a train derails and how seriously passengers can get injured in such an accident. This may leave people wondering just how safe it actually is to travel by train. When looking at the options in California, people may be surprised at where trains actually rank. According to Fortune, rail travel is a relatively safe option. 

Do post-accident headaches mean much more?

California residents who survive an auto accident without much more than a slight headache are likely to feel grateful that they got off without serious injury. However, there are reasons to be cautious, even suspicious, of even mild head pain following an automobile accident. In fact, a headache could be a sign that you have suffered a far worse injury.

How can dining establishments protect their patrons from harm?

California is a popular tourist destination home to many restaurants and dining establishments. When guests go out to eat and enjoy themselves, the last thing on their minds is getting hurt. Though many restaurant owners and staff work hard to protect their patrons, accidents and situations can happen that result in illness, injuries and death. 

Amtrak train accident leads to injuries, death and lawsuits

Trains are a convenient form of transportation for many people. They allow for travel across great distances at fast speeds and significantly reduce commute times. Many people believe they are a safer alternative to driving and riding in cars and buses. However, trains do not eliminate the risks associated with transportation-related accidents. Trains do not have the same protective structures and safety features cars have. When train accidents happen, the results are often catastrophic. Passengers are likely to sustain serious injuries and die. 

The National Transportation Safety Board Updates Its Preliminary Report on the Amtrak Train 501 Derailment

On December 18, 2017, at 7:33 a.m., southbound Amtrak train 501 derailed from an overpass over Interstate 5, near Mounts Road in DuPont, Pierce County, Washington, during its inaugural run on the Point Defiance Bypass, Lakewood Subdivision track.

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