When a pedestrian or a motor vehicle comes into contact with a moving train the outcome is almost always tragic. Sometimes accidents involving trains occur due to the negligence of the driver of the motor vehicle or pedestrian. However, sometimes the train engineer, the railroad, or another party may be liable. Railroad crossings are sometimes substandard or in disrepair. Sometimes crossings are not secured by crossbars and the vision of approaching vehicles may be obscured by another stopped train.