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Railroad Accidents

Rely on Our Firm's Railroad Accident Lawyer in Your Case

There are many factors that may determine liability in the event of a railroad or train accident. Count on the expertise and experience of our firm's attorneys and our ability to thoroughly investigate the matter, to give you the most complete legal representation.

When The Railroad May Be Liable for Passenger Injury

Generally, warning passengers of known dangers that exist in transport is a mandated duty of the carrier. The levels of safety and diligence that must be exercised by carriers involved in the transport of passengers are clearly defined by regulations. Though regulations vary from state to state, instances of noncompliance may determine absolute liability for personal injuries on the part of the carrier.

When A Motorist May Be Liable at a Railroad Crossing

Motorists are required to stop 15 feet or farther from the closest rail when an oncoming train is observed at a railroad crossing. They must wait until the train has cleared the crossing before proceeding.

When The Train Crew's Job Performance May Be Liable

The requirements for sounding a horn when approaching a crossing vary from state to state; timely public warning is the principle duty of the train crew. Headlights of a specified brightness level must be turned on, and horns must be fully operational.

The Railroad Accident Lawyers of Recht Law Offices are Here for You: Contact Us Today

Our commitment to those injured in a railroad or train accident is simple: We will fight to get you everything you deserve.

Working with us is simple, too. Call our offices at (304) 748-5850 today to schedule your free initial consultation. Of course, you can reach us by email too and we won't be paid unless you win.