Iowa Operating Under the Influence Lawyers
Whether it is a motorcycle, car, or train, operating a vehicle under the influence can be a deadly mistake. Controlling a vehicle, especially a powerful, fully loaded train, requires the full attention of the operator to avoid unnecessary and dangerous accidents. A train operator is responsible for controlling many different functions at once, and the influence of drugs and alcohol only limits their ability to perform those tasks.
If you have suffered loss of property or even personal injury because of a train operator error, you deserve to be compensated for the harm that you have endured. Please contact the Iowa operating under the influence lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 for more information if an impaired train engineer caused you harm.
Train Operator Responsibilities
Train operators are responsible for monitoring and controlling many different systems at any given moment. They bear this responsibility regardless of whether they are operating a freight train or a passenger train. If they are impaired in their ability to perform their tasks because of alcohol or drugs, the results can be costly. A train operator must be aware of the following at any given moment:
- Controlling the speed of the train
- The timing of their arrival and departure
- Potential dangers along the tracks
- Observation of and response to various signs and signals, including those regarding track changes
- The condition and status of their train and its contents
- Being in communication with other operators and stations
The effects of alcohol or drugs could severely limit a person’s ability to manage all of these responsibilities safely. Whether alcohol has contributed to an operator’s lack of motor control, decision- making, awareness, or fatigue, it is inexcusable.
For more information concerning your legal options if you have been hurt because of a train operator’s decision to work while impaired by drugs or alcohol, we may be able to help. Contact the Iowa operating under the influence lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.