Minnesota Train Accident Attorneys / Lawyers

Train Accidents: Overview

  • Have you or a loved one been injured in a train accident?
  • Do you have questions about how to proceed?
  • Call now for a private, free consultation at 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).

Experienced Railroad Crossing Collision Lawyers

Although the majority of train accidents are minor, anytime a car or pedestrian is involved, the outcome is almost always tragic. It may surprise you to know that a train accident occurs every 90 minutes in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, each year approximately 4,000 train-vehicle collisions occur at railroad crossings. These 4,000 collisions result in about 400 fatalities and 1,100 injuries.

The most common types of train accidents include:

  • Collision with another train
  • Derailment
  • Collision with a car or other motor vehicle
  • Hitting a pedestrian

Train crashes and railroad crossing collisions can be caused by:

  • Aggressive driving - most collisions with cars are attributed to aggressive operation of a motor vehicle
  • Mechanical failure/negligence (e.g. brake failure) - usually a result of insufficient maintenance staff or funding for repairs
  • Heavy cargo loads – loads that are heavier than appropriate can result in derailment and other accidents
  • Defective railroad tracks
  • Unsafe fencing

Like other “carriers” (e.g. planes, buses) railroad companies must maintain strict safety standards and are ultimately responsible for passenger safety. But since many train accidents involve a government owned or operated company, railroad accident claims must comply with specific guidelines including strict time constraints for reporting injuries and filing law suits.

If you’ve been injured in a train wreck or railroad crossing accident, your well being comes first. Your rights are next. The Minnesota train accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben bring more than 40 years of experience representing victims of train accidents. Our attorneys have successfully represented and fought for clients in numerous train and railroad crossing accident cases that have resulted in large verdicts and settlements.

Our aggressive attorneys will fight until the end to make sure you receive full compensation for your losses. And we will go to trial or take on major corporations and insurance companies if necessary. Let us take care of every detail so you can concentrate on the most important part – your recovery.

Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured to report any train accident claim before time limitations. Call today for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers about your railroad accident claim: 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).

Based in Minneapolis MN, the personal injury attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben represent victims of train accidents and railroad crossing collisions throughout the entire state of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and North Dakota.

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