Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA and Railroad Litigation
Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, 2005 - Law - 539 pages
In Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA and Railroad Litigation you get the facts you need from the nation's leading authorities. Even experienced accident reconstructionists are often unfamiliar with the myriad complexities of railroad operations and trains. Now, whether you are a novice or an experienced litigator, you can access a wealth of information in this groundbreaking text. In fact, much of the data and formulas are available here exclusively, saving you hours of tedious calculations and research. The first half of the book gives you the thorough grounding you need in railroad operation and train accident reconstruction. Its sixteen concise chapters were written by James R. Loumiet, the industry's acknowledged technical expert. You'll start with the basics of railroad track structure, and progress to the design and operation of locomotives and railroad cars, braking performance, motor vehicle and human factors, and other vital facts. Of particular value are the numerous formulae presented that are commonly used by experts. You'll understand how to perform your own calculations, and learn how to probe the conclusions reached by opposing experts. The second half of the book was written by William G. Jungbauer, the past president of the Railroad Law Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). Its twelve chapters are an excellent resource that will give you an edge - both in time spent doing research and later in litigation. You can quickly access case law on all Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) subjects, sample summary judgment motions on Federal Safety Appliance Act (FSAA) and Federal Boiler Inspection Act (FBIA) cases, sample interrogatories, discussions of grade crossing litigation and much more.With a subject as demanding and complex as train accidents, it's an important tool to have on your side. TOPICS INCLUDE Audibility issues at rail-highway grade crossings Demonstrative evidence in railroad litigation Derailments Forensic analysis of train collisions Locomotive cab safety and crashworthiness Patron slips, trips and falls Pedestrians and pedestrian-accident countermeasures Rail-highway grade crossing safety Railroad harassment of claimants and witnesses Railroad safety laws Slack action effects Train braking performance Visibility issues at rail-highway grade crossings FELA compensation and railroad benefits Locomotive, railroad car, and railroad track design Motor vehicle and human factors Train speed, time and distance calculations Train accident reconstruction
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