Derailments Caused by Damaged Tracks

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Tram derailments are not common, but the consequences can be serious when they do occur.

In 2011, Tram derailments are not common, but the consequences can be serious when they do occur. In 2011, for example, five people were killed when a tram derailed in Rio de Janeiro, running down the street for 50 metres before finally stopping when it hit a lamp post. Normally such derailments occur because of a fault or damage to the tracks. Sometimes this can be caused maliciously, by vandals, but poor maintenance or a system failure may also be to blame. Examples include:

  • A derailment in East Croyden in 2012, which was found to be caused by issues with the track circuit
  • One of Blackpool’s new trams was reported to have been derailed in 2012 because of sand on the line
  • An Australian tram was derailed in 2013 when a utility vehicle crashed into it

If you have been hurt in a tram derailment you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Thompsons' compensation solicitors are experienced in investigating and advising on accident claims of all types. We have an excellent success rate - we win over 90% of our personal injury cases - and act on a No Win No Fee basis. If you need advice on making a claim, give our specialist accident lawyers a call on 0800 0891 331. For example, five people were killed when a tram derailed in Rio de Janeiro, running down the street for 50 metres before finally stopping when it hit a lamp post.

Normally such derailments occur because of a fault or damage to the tracks. Sometimes this can be caused maliciously, by vandals, but poor maintenance or a system failure may also be to blame. Examples include:

  • A derailment in East Croyden in 2012, which was found to be caused by issues with the track circuit
  • One of Blackpool’s new trams was reported to have been derailed in 2012 because of sand on the line
  • An Australian tram was derailed in 2013 when a utility vehicle crashed into it

If you have been hurt in a tram derailment you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Thompsons' compensation solicitors are experienced in investigating and advising on accident claims of all types. We have an excellent success rate - we win over 90% of our personal injury cases - and act on a No Win No Fee basis.

If you need advice on making a claim, give our specialist accident lawyers a call on 0800 0891 331. 

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