In South Africa, a lack of safety and security measures on our trains often gives rise to serious injuries or even death of a passenger. Considering that trains travel at high speeds and carry a large volume of people, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) should ensure safe and well maintained trains, railway lines and stations.
However, many passengers are injured due to the following:
- failure of the train doors to close
- people being pushed out of the train
- a collision with another train
- conductor negligence
- overcrowding on trains and platforms resulting in people being pushed or falling onto the platform or train tracks
- train derailment
- train mechanical failure
Injuries that occur due to such incidents can be very serious and you may be entitled to damages from the responsible party. Adendorff Attorneys have an experienced legal team that are committed to obtaining the rightful compensation for you.
If you’ve been injured in a railroad incident, contact the highly experienced lawyers at Adendorff Attorneys today.