Any motor vehicle that is struck by a train will likely sustain devastating damage and any person in the vehicle will suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. A railroad has the responsibility of keeping any crossing safe for drivers and maintaining safety equipment such as lights and signs. When the railroad is negligent or the train conductor is inattentive, it might be possible to recover monetary compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
The St. Louis railroad crossing accident attorneys at Bley & Evans, LC, can help. In certain circumstances, a railroad company can be held responsible for accidents that occurred on their crossing. Through a thorough examination of your situation, we can provide honest and realistic answers about your case.
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A negligent or inattentive train crew can cause accidents and fatal injuries in a number of different ways, including:
- Traveling at excessive speeds
- Failure to sound warning horns
- Failure to have proper safety lights lit
Additionally, a railroad company must be responsible in minimizing potential hazards and preventing railroad crossing accidents by performing several actions, including:
- Maintaining warning lights
- Maintaining warning signs
- Maintaining safety gates
- Ensuring drivers have a clear line of sight through trees or brush
If you have been hurt, or a loved one has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to contact a skilled Columbia personal injury lawyer. We can listen to the facts of your case and vigorously represent you through all phases of your litigation.
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Contact our office today to discuss your railroad crossing accident case with a lawyer. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment on evenings and weekends. We handle every case on a contingency basis, which means you don't pay any attorneys fees unless we recover compensation for you. You can reach us by phone at 573-355-5856, toll free at 866-252-0901, or via e-mail.