Accidents involving trains are never minor, often leading to catastrophic injuries and death. If you lost a loved one or were involved in a railroad crossing collision, derailment or crash, share what happened with our train accident lawyer immediately to learn your legal options for recovery.
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- Pursue maximum compensation & swift recovery
- Hold the railroads responsible accountable for your suffering
- Ensure your needs aren't ignored
Most of us are familiar with auto accidents and the destruction that occurs when a vehicle is in a collision with another car, stationary object, or a pedestrian. Train accidents are multiple times more violent and destructive, the sheer damage that a collision can cause is incomparable to the average car crash.
When a derailment, rail incident, or collision occurs, the outcome is never positive -- property is destroyed, people get hurt, lives are lost. Railroad accident attorneys are all too familiar with the often catastrophic impact on victims and surviving family an incident can have.
The potential for destruction should never be underestimated, and for those injured or the family members left behind when someone is killed - it can have lifelong consequences. It's not uncommon for an experienced personal injury law firm handling railroad-related accidents to encounter victims facing a lifetime of disability, medical costs and other traumas resulting from what happened.
Those lucky enough to survive, that is...
If you or someone you loved was involved in a crash, share what happened with our railroad injury lawyer now to discuss your potential lawsuit options and what a legal claim may be able to accomplish for you and your family.
The most common railroad-related incidents are collisions between trains and vehicles at railroad crossings. These crossing locations are dangerous hotspot where pedestrians, all manner of vehicles (semi-trucks, passenger cars, tractor-trailers, just to name a few...) cross paths with trains, often with disastrous results.
When things go wrong, the resulting collisions can result in derailments, killed pedestrians accidents and injuries. Lawyers who specialize in railroad-related accidents have raised a number of safety concerns from the speed of trains to the visibility of railroad crossing signals and signage as possible causes for incidents across the nation.
In some cases driver negligence, or victim carelessness can play a role (the insurance companies love to make this claim and will fight to avoid paying you rightful compensation). Your railroad crossing accident attorney will investigate what happened in your case, and help you determine the causes, establish liability and build the evidence in support of your claim.
One thing is certain, when a collision involves a train, it will cause horrendous destruction to whatever, or whomever, it strikes. After tragedy strikes, you deserve a lawyer who cares about your recovery, and is willing to fight to ensure your rights are enforced.Review My Case Now
Based on data from the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis reported: 2011 there were 11,381 train accidents, highway-rail incidents and other train-related incidents, which resulted in 698 fatalities and 8,283 injuries.
According to the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook, one in every ten crossing collisions results in death. Safety measures include stop signs at passive crossings, costing from $1,200 to $2,000 have an unknown effectiveness, while flashing lights on crossing signs costing from $20,000 to $30,000 can reduce deaths by as much 83%. The handbook data further states equipment installed including two gates and crossing lights can reduce deaths by almost 100% at an estimated cost of $150,000. So why are railroad companies not taking the necessary safety measures? (U.S. DOT Safety Guidebook)
Choosing to sue the railroads after an accident isn't just about monetary compensation for your injuries, filing a lawsuit and taking those responsible to court is a fight to help preventing a similar incident from happening to another. The best injury lawyers know it's about more than just a large settlement - justice matters...
Dangerous conditions, unsafe crossings, negligence and other causes of serious accidents are often preventable, with your help we can fight to prevent the next incident from happening.
Taking legal action after an accident won't be able to undo what happened, but you may be entitled to significant financial compensation - and it may just save the next person.Review My Case Now
Many railroad companies have a history of denying culpability and responsibility regardless of the type of train accident, injury or facts of the occurrence.
You may have a potential law suit against the railroads (depending on the details of your case) or you may have a claim against an insurance company. In either case, you can expect the full weight of their legal resources to work to discredit your claims and limit any financial liability they may be responsible for. Your legal representation will be the lone voice ensuring your side of the story is heard.
Railroad companies will do everything in their power to deny responsibility when a railroad crossing incident happens. You need a trial lawyer with a track record of success, who isn't afraid to fight them in court to ensure you aren't bullied into silence.
Additionally, cities and towns will do anything to avoid taking responsibility for what may have been an unsafe crossing in their district. When the victim was killed, your wrongful death claims will need to be supported, and negligence or liability established in the face of their efforts, if your case is to be successful. Defendants' efforts to avoid the scandal and responsibility of a preventable fatality can be immense.
Railroad cases can be extremely complex and difficult, often involving fighting extended court battles with the insurance companies, big rail companies and the city government. Your legal advocate needs to be up to the task.
This should not prevent you from fighting when justice is on your side. It just means you need the best attorneys possible in your corner, legal professionals experienced in just these types of suits.
The attorney client relationship is founded on trust. The law office handling your case should understand it's more than 'just a case' for you, and should be accountable to you and your needs. You deserve a legal champion who will ensure that you are treated with the dignity and respect you deserve, both in and out of court.
Share what you experienced today to ensure your needs are not ignored, your suffering is recognized, and that your claim taken seriously.Review My Case Now
Share the details of your potential railroad accident lawsuit claim today to for a free initial consultation. You are under no obligation to take legal action, simply get the answers you seek and learn your options.
After discussing your options, if you are not 100% comfortable, or it doesn't feel right after speaking with lawyer, that's OK.
They will simply and clearly lay out your legal options so you can choose what is best for you and your family.
This is your chance to feel if it's a good fit. If you choose to move forward and with a potential lawsuit claim, you pay nothing out of pocket. If your case doesn't win recovery, you don't pay any attorney fees.
Our train accident lawyers are currently reviewing injury and wrongful death claims nationwide. Simply fill out the secure form, providing the details of what happened.
Don't stand for railroad negligence, don't settle for insurance companies pushing for your silence, or the attempts of local politicians to sweep the truth aside.
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