There are nearly 140,000 railroad crossings on public roads in the United States. Only about 50,000 crossings have gates. Just over 23,000 have flashing lights. Less than 1,200 railroad crossings have a traffic signal (flashing lights), wigwag and bells. The Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis reports nearly 2,000 accidents between trains and cars/trucks at railroad crossings.
A car or truck is no match for a train. Modern diesel locomotives (the “engines of a train”) can weigh more than 700 tons. A typical automobile weighs little more than 1.5 tons. The destructive power of a train hitting a car is similar to that of a car hitting an aluminum can. When a car or truck is involved in an accident with a train, the results can be tragic. Hundreds of train crossing accidents each year result in death. Thousands more cause serious personal injuries.
Amtrak has a duty under the law to maintain crossing safety and take reasonable precautions to protect the public from dangerous conditions. When a railway company fails to fulfill its legal duty to protect public safety, it may be held liable for the personal injury and wrongful death damages people are caused to suffer as a result.
An experienced railroad crossing accident attorney law firm can protect your legal rights, help you recover the financial compensation you and your family deserve, and send a message to the railroad company that public safety must always be its primary concern.
We will find the cause of your accident. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an Amtrak railroad crossing accident anywhere in Missouri, contact us right away for a free, no-obligation consultation with a top national Amtrak railroad accident attorney.
The following are just some of the causes of railroad crossing accidents that involve the negligence of Amtrak Railroad companies and/or railroad employees:
Problems with the Railroad Crossings
Negligence of Railroad Employees
Matt Dreesen is an experienced top Amtrak Crash Lawyer in Missouri
The Matt Dreesen Law Firm is committed to empowering the Amtrak crash victims by providing aggressive legal representation and compassionate support. Our experienced Amtrak crash lawyers help people recover personal injury and wrongful death damages caused by Amtrak’s failure to exercise the highest degree of care in the transport of its passengers.
Matt Dreesen and his law firm will help you recover the financial compensation you and your family deserves.
Our top national train accident attorneys will take on Amtrak and any other party who’s at fault for the damages you have been caused to suffer. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an Amtrak crash anywhere in Missouri, contact us right away for a free, no-obligation consultation with a top national Amtrak crash lawyer.
Train passenger safety is no accident. Amtrak is required by law to exercise the highest degree of care in the transport of their passengers. It must warn passengers of all known dangers and maintain strict compliance with all state and federal safety laws. The failure to fulfill these duties can result in passenger injury and death.
Matt Dreesen began his career with a prestigious St. Louis law firm, where he worked as a railroad defense lawyer. While working as a railroad defense law “insider,” he learned firsthand the strategies and tactics used by railroad companies and their lawyers to fight lawsuits and shoot holes in people’s claims.
Guided by his commitment to public safety, Matt left his job as a railroad defense lawyer and started his own law firm representing railroad workers and their families on FELA injury and wrongful death cases against the railroad as designated counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.
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