Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA and Railroad Litigation
| Fourth EditionWilliam G. Jungbauer, James R. Loumiet
8.5″ x 11″, casebound, 921 pages
2005, Lawyers and Judges
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Additional co-authors: Bernard S. Abrams, John C. Glennon, Thomas R. Ireland
Contributors: Richard C. Beall, William R. Bogett, Edmund J. Cantilli, Paul A. Gouty, Mark A. Johnson, David M. Lipscomb, Charles E. Penrod
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.
- Audibility issues at rail-highway grade crossings
- Demonstrative evidence in railroad litigation
- 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
- Mechanical failure
Review (of previous editions):
Noted expert and attorney has produced a valuable addition to your library…. We recommend this book highly. Louis Laska
Written to educate those interested in train collision investigation and railroad litigation; the book covers a lot of territory. ATLA Trial Magazine
Books like Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA & Railroad Litigation form the building blocks of our railroad cases. From brakes to wigwags, it’s all covered. No attorney who is thinking of handling his first crossing case or a case under the FELA should be without this primer. Pamela R. O’Dwyer
To anyone either practicing in this area, or with an occasional case involving railroad accidents and injuries, I strongly recommend adding this book to your library. David A. Meyer, Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine
The most comprehensive and up-to-date reference material available in the railroad accident field. It is an indispensable reference to anyone interested in train accident investigation and railroad litigation, including engineers, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, private consultants and railroad personnel. Louisiana Advocates
An in-depth study of how railroads operate, train braking performance, how to calculate train speed and stopping distance, grade crossing safety, and derailments.
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