Franklin, NC asked in Car Accidents for North Carolina

Q: Is it illegal to stop on top of railroads tracks especially with no one in front of you

A lady had slammed on her brakes and dead stopped on top of the rail road tracks ..

I hit her in in The rear because of this ... I have a witness who stated to the insurance company that she slammed on her brakes with no one in front of her on top of the rail road tracks ..

the gentleman had to go into on coming traffic to avoid hitting me ... they are trying to find me at fault for the accident.. i was at a safe distance when she just dead stopped for No reason to my knowledge

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Turn it over to your insurance. The problem you have is you are required to drive your car so that you can stop if the car in front jerks to a stop --for instance because a kid ran out in front. Trust me the company for the other driver will fight it. I've won a case like this but that was where the person stopped in a place that was over the crest of a steep hill. Plus, you would normally cross tracks at a low speed so you should have been able to stop, if you had been doing 15 mph, no?

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