Railroad accidents can cause serious harm to anyone involved, leaving behind injured people, damaged trains and vehicles, along with many other unexpected damages and expenses. While we can’t prevent railroad accidents from happening, we are dedicated to helping the people involved and find the justice they seek. 

The Davis Law Group was founded on that exact principle — fairly representing people in accidents and getting them the compensation they deserve for consequential costs. Our lawyers work hard to help accident victims cover costs after an incident. While money can’t always fix what’s been broken or lost, it can certainly help the situation. We pride ourselves on understanding that our clients come to us at times of need and not always under positive circumstances. Our staff is dedicated to being sensitive to each situation and to manage client needs throughout the litigation process. 

Accidents happen — and we’re always here to help our community when they do. 

Railroad accidents

Driving, riding, or interacting with a train comes with many risks while on the road, oftentimes from other drivers not following railroad rules and regulations. Defensive driving is always the best practice, but it’s impossible to predict what hazards a driver might encounter while on the road. Luckily there is insurance to cover accidents and lawyers like us to help when they happen. 

  • Unfavorable weather conditions causing the road or tracks to be more treacherous than usual, not allowing trains or vehicles to stop where they’re supposed to when a train is crossing
  • Unforeseen vehicular issues (i.e. brakes not working properly, lights out at train crossing points  
  • Erratic driving by other drivers on the road who don’t leave you time or space to handle a train properly
  • Something enters the road or there’s an object on the tracks that was unavoidable for the train
  • Risks associated with surrounding terrain like rocks falling, mudslides, etc.
  • Inexperience or negligent driving from any involved parties

There are many factors that can come into play to cause accidents, many of which are unavoidable. Sometimes bad driving happens to good drivers – even train conductors – so it’s important that everyone is represented fairly after a railroad accident. 

Any accident is traumatizing and interrupts daily life. Consequences of railroad accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Mild to severe injury for any parties involved
  • Vehicle damages big and small, sometimes totaling them
  • Complete destruction of the train and the railroad causing major repairs and delays for others using that train route
  • Points off a driver’s license and accident-specific tickets from law enforcement; legal ramifications if you are the one who caused the accident 
  • Increase in insurance rates and possible loss of coverage depending on the severity of the accident 
  • Loss of work if conducting the train or railroad in any way; loss of a vehicle to get to work
  • Accidental deaths of worker, drivers on the road, passengers, or pedestrians 

After the initial shock of an accident, the stress begins with police reports, insurance claims, medical bills, and hiring a lawyer. We’re here to help make things easier after you’ve been involved in a railroad accident. 

If you’ve been involved in a railroad accident, Davis Law Group is here to help 

Our experienced legal staff has taken on many personal injury cases over the years and knows how to best manage railroad accidents. We collect all the details from the incident to best represent every client, understanding cases usually fall on difficult times. Contact us if you’ve been involved in a railroad accident to start getting back on your feet.

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