Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA and Railroad Litigation

Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA and Railroad Litigation

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Your ability to reconstruct or litigate a train accident can mean the difference between a successful or failed case. However, even experienced reconstructionists and attorneys 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 ground-breaking text. In fact, much of the data and formulae are available here exclusively, saving you hours of tedious calculations and research. Now in its fourth edition, this book is one of the most comprehensive texts in the field of railroad accidents. It contains a new section on remote control locomotive operations (RCL) and remote control operators (RCO), and helps you answer the question, is the a€œblack boxa€ and a€œappurtenancea€ causing strict liability under the Locomotive Inspection Act? The book also has updated information on grade crossing litigation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and federal pre-emption versus federal preclusion in FELA cases (an area in which many attorneys and courts err). With a subject as demanding and complex as train accidents, this book is an important tool to have on your side.The actual lever ratio of a body-mounted freight brake system can be determined from the cara#39;s brake badge plate. ... Multiplying brake cylinder force by the lever ratio gives the theoretical brake shoe force produced by a railroad car. ... Figure 7.17 is a simplified schematic of the forces produced by a car braking system.

Title:Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA and Railroad Litigation
Author:James R. Loumiet, William G. Jungbauer, Bernard S. Abrams
Publisher:Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company - 2005


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