Because of the high number of federal regulations in this area, train accidents and railroad crossing cases can be very complicated and time consuming. When considering the scope of train accident litigation, the liability of cities and municipalities can also become an issue as they hold the responsibility for establishing and maintaining proper crossing safeguards.
Prior incidents at the site of a collision can increase the liability of the rail company or municipality. Establishing railroad liability in a train accident litigation case requires the use of many experts as well as a re-creation of the actual collision. Issues such as visibility (see photos), speed, prior accidents, crossing maintenance, and safety record of the train personnel are all important issues in the prosecution of train accidents and railroad crossing cases.
The Keenan Law Firm is skilled at litigating many types of railroad injury and wrongful death cases.