Railroad And Railway Crossing Accidents

If you've been involved in a train accident, you know that even a train traveling at low speed can cause serious or fatal damages. These accidents result in some of the most catastrophic injuries in public transportation. That's why the attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., have been committed to representing motorists and pedestrians who have been involved in railroad crossing accidents for over 50 years.

Railway systems need to be functioning properly to minimize the risk of train accidents, but unfortunately, thousands of railroad accidents occur every year. If you've been injured in a railroad crossing accident, the Toledo railroad accident lawyers at Elk & Elk can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 419-408-9431 to schedule your free consultation.

Types of train accidents we handle

There were 1,896 incidents at public highway rail crossings in the U.S. in 2006, which resulted in 247 deaths and 705 injuries, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Often, railroad accidents are the result of improperly marked railway crossings, defective warning signals, warning signals that were hidden by vegetation, poorly lit railway crossings and/or human error.

Our attorneys have experience in the following areas of railway accident law:

  • Train derailments
  • Poorly maintained tracks and equipment
  • Mechanical failure
  • Passenger vehicle collisions
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Railroad crossing accidents
  • Train and tractor-trailer crashes

Searching for the truth and proving your case

Train accidents have devastating consequences for victims. If you've been injured in a railway accident, the Toledo railroad accident attorneys at Elk & Elk are here to help determine fault and secure justice for you and your family. You'll benefit from the expertise of our experienced railroad accident lawyers, doctors, nurses, economists, accountants, investigators and railroad accident reconstructionists.

Contact us for a free consultation

Trust the experience, resources and determination of the Toledo train accident attorneys at Elk & Elk to win you the compensation you deserve. We have over 50 years of experience maximizing financial recovery for victims of the most devastating railway crossing accidents. Call our toll-free legal consultation hotline at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out our no-cost, obligation-free online contact form.