When tragedy strikes, Minot’s premier personal injury attorneys stand up for the rights of victims injured or killed in railroad crossing accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorists have a greater risk of dying in an accident with a train than they do in an accident with another vehicle. You are 20 times more likely to be killed in a railroad crossing accident or other type of train collision than being killed in a motor vehicle crash. When tragedy strikes, trust the North Dakota railroad accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C. We have a proven track record as the premier North Dakota railroad accident attorneys. We tenaciously fight to secure maximum compensation for injured victims and families.
Staunch advocates of victims injured in collisions at railroad crossings
More than 2,000 collisions happen each year between trains and motor vehicles at railroad crossings, according to statistics released by the Federal Railroad Administration. The accidents caused the deaths of 244 people and injuries to another 967. Fifty percent of the collisions happened within five miles of the motorist’s home.
Our attorneys have learned from their extensive experience representing individuals injured in railroad crossing accidents that common causes of collisions between vehicles and trains include:
- Obstructed sightlines: Overgrown vegetation, signs and other obstacles may block the view of motorists and engineers.
- Crossing malfunction: Crossing gates that do not function properly may not descend to block vehicles from crossing tracks in the path of an oncoming train.
- Railroad crossing alarm malfunction: Railroad crossings protected by only flashing lights and bells or other warning alarm can be dangerous for vehicles crossing them if the alarms are not operating properly.
- Negligence of the train engineer: Engineers are required to diligently observe the tracks and grade crossings ahead of them. They are also required to signal their approach to railroad crossings by sounding the train’s horn. Failure of engineers to do either of these tasks could cause a collision with a vehicle crossing the tracks.
Maximum compensation for railroad crossing accident victims
The railroads and their insurance companies do not want to pay you what you need and deserve in order to fully recover from the physical, emotional and financial effects of a collision at a railroad crossing. We take on the insurance adjusters and railroad representatives so you can focus on the medical treatment and rehabilitation you need in order to recover from your injuries.
As the victim of a railroad crossing accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including:
- Lost wages and income: The devastating effects of a collision between your vehicle and a train can make it impossible for you to return to work. Whether the interruption in income is temporary or permanent, our attorneys aggressively battle to secure your financial well being by forcing railroads and their insurance companies to compensate you for your loss of income.
- Medical expenses: You should not have to worry about paying your doctors. Our team of legal professionals is committed to relentlessly pursuing your right to have your costs for doctors, medications, medical equipment, physical therapy and occupational therapy paid by the parties responsible for the accident. This would also include the costs associated with any future medical treatment or care you might require.
- Pain and suffering: Scarring, disability, pain and emotional distress associated with your injuries suffered in a railroad crossing accident are some of the damages our tough-minded attorneys fight to obtain for you.
Leading North Dakota railroad crossing accident attorneys are on your side
At the Minot offices of the Larson Law Firm, P.C., Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist Mark V. Larson has put together a team of top-notch personal injury attorneys to successfully handle your railroad crossing accident claim. For a free initial consultation, contact us by calling 701-484-HURT, or use the online contact form