Railroad / Train Accident Lawyer
Railroad Crossing Injury Claim
Many of us believe that travel by train is safe. For the most part trains and railroads are a safer alternative to driving long distances in an automobile. But when there is a Missouri train accident or
railroad crossing accident, the resulting injuries are usually severe or fatal. Railway companies are required to follow state and federal safety regulations which are designed to keep these accidents from happening. Unfortunately, corporate profits sometimes outweighs railway safety. When it does, a
Missouri train accident lawyer can step in and seek justice on behalf of the injured party and their family.
There are several types of serious train accidents that can cause injury or death. Derailment can result from defects or poor rail maintenance, negligence (such as speed), and collisions with vehicles or other trains on the track. Accidents can also occur on railway loading platforms, especially on inner city commuter trams, when people are embarking and disembarking the train.
Traumatic limb amputation and other catastrophic injuries can result from these types of accidents.
Railroad crossing accidents can be caused by a multitude of contributing factors, such as negligence on the part of the driver of the train (engineer) or vehicle. Poorly maintained railroad crossings are a
major cause of fatal train accidents in Missouri and Illinois. From overgrown foliage and defective crossing equipment to dangerous placement of the railroad crossing itself, it is important for a train accident attorney to investigate all potential contributing causes to the incident.
St. Louis Railroad Accident Attorney
Railroad accident lawsuits are extremely expensive for a lawyer to handle. These claims are aggressively defended by railroad companies and their lawyers. It is hard to stress how important early involvement is for a lawyer in a railroad accident type of case. For example, we have seen companies race out to the scene of a railroad crossing accident within hours of the incident to trim down foliage and materially alter the accident scene. If you fail to
hire an experienced injury lawyer immediately, your negligence claim may not be able to be proven due to tainted or destroyed evidence.
A St. Louis railroad accident attorney at Schultz Legal Group will dispatch a team of investigators to the scene of the accident immediately. We will download the locomotive's "black box" and secure all other evidence necessary to prove your case. Our law firm will hire companies to survey the area of the crash and take arial photographs of the landscape. Not all law firms have the experience or financial ability to properly handle a railroad accident lawsuit. We do. Contact an attorney at any of our local offices today to discuss your case.