A 7 year old Gonzales girl was killed when hit by a train earlier this week. The girl was walking home with her older sisters when the accident occurred. She was taken from the scene to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Trains can provide a fast and affordable alternative to travel, but also can tragically cause serious injury or death. Extreme weather, mechanical error, failure to maintain the train or track, and distracted train operators are common contributors to train accidents. The attorneys at Broussard & David know how devastating a train accident a train accident can be and the stresses it can put on a family.
A train operator must exercise a high degree of care in transporting passengers, property or goods. If he fails to do so, the train company may be held legally responsible for any injury or damage caused by his negligence. An experienced attorney can assist you in analyzing your legal claims and protecting your legal rights.