Railroad Crossing Car Crashes Are Catastrophic Accidents

If you or a loved one was involved in a collision with a train at a railroad crossing, you likely experienced a catastrophic event such as:

  • Very serious injuries
  • Fatality
  • Utter destruction of your vehicle

Did you go around a railroad crossing barrier — or was it malfunctioning? Was the train speeding? A detailed investigation, as soon as possible, will be fundamental to discovering the causes of the accident and liability.

Perhaps you or your family member collided with a train at a crossing with no controls. Perhaps bright sunlight prevented a motorist from seeing that a train was rapidly approaching. Every accident is unique and the best way to proceed is to work closely with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Denman & Lerner Co., L.P.A., has been successful in recovering compensation for clients who had experienced many types of railroad accidents.

If you have been injured in a railroad accident, we can be reached locally at 440-951-6666. Through this number, you can make contact with our law offices across Ohio in Mentor, Mayfield Heights, Cleveland, Twinsburg, Russell, Independence and Westlake.

Understanding Railroad Laws

Do not assume there is no help to be had after a crash at a railroad crossing. A number of recent train wrecks throughout the U.S., upon investigation, have revealed misconduct by the operators of those trains. Some train conductors had consumed drugs or been distracted by cellphones at the time of impact. Some were disobeying other railroad laws. In some cases, train crews had not properly maintained their equipment.

Rest assured, if we discover that the railroad company was negligent, we will meticulously document our findings and prepare to file a lawsuit on your behalf. We hold wrongdoers accountable in railroad negligence cases. Our goal is to help you recover maximum compensation for the injuries resulting from the accident. If your struggle is with your own insurance company, we are well-equipped to fight for you.

If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a railroad crossing accident or any accident involving a train (even if you were a passenger on the train), contact us. The railroad accident attorneys at Denman & Lerner Co., L.P.A., offer straightforward and experienced legal representation.