Help For Families Impacted By Train Accidents

Some of the most dangerous injury-causing accidents are those involving trains and railroad crossings. Due to the sheer size and speed at which trains can travel, catastrophic injuries and death are all too common in railroad accidents.

According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, the following statistics apply between January and May of 2012:

  • Total number of train, highway-rail and other railroad-related accidents: 4,170
  • Total number of fatal accidents: 293
  • Total number of fatalities: 296
  • Primary cause of train accidents: Human factors 36.41 percent; track defects 32.41 percent; equipment defects 12.60 percent; signal defects 2.3 percent; miscellaneous causes 16.28 percent
  • Train accidents make up 15.61 percent of all reported events

In 2010, there were 740 railroad and grade-crossings fatalities alone, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. As one can see, railroad safety is extremely important, as there are many injuries, deaths and accidents that occur each year. Many of these could have been prevented if not for negligent railroad workers, failure to adhere to safety standards or mechanical defects due to products liability.

Call 618-307-4085 or toll free 888-362-6890 to speak to one of our compassionate and skilled St. Louis train accidents attorneys today.

Experienced Missouri And Illinois Railroad Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one was injured in a train or railroad accident, the skilled team of attorneys at Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., can help. We represent people who were injured and families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence or reckless actions of others. This includes railroad crossing and train-related accidents. Based in St. Louis, we serve clients in Missouri, Illinois and across the United States. Contact us online today for a free case evaluation.

Train And Railroad Accident Injuries

Injuries that are often sustained from a train/railroad accident are usually very serious and can include:

  • Dismemberment
  • Amputation/severed limb
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Broken neck/back
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Brain injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Coma
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia

We can help you seek full and fair compensation for damages suffered including past and future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, lost income, emotional damages as well as pain and suffering.

Contact Our Railroad Crossing Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a train or railroad-related accident, we encourage you to contact Missouri and Illinois attorneys here at Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. We will analyze your claim and advise you of your legal options. Call 618-307-4085 or toll free 888-362-6890 to arrange a consultation. You can also contact our St. Louis law firm online.

We reserve the right to refer these cases out to co-counsel or may bring additional attorneys onto the case when we deem necessary.