A railroad collision accident can result in catastrophic injuries or even death, not only for motorists who may be involved in a collision with a train at a crossing, but those who ride passenger trains. These types of accidents are generally far more complicated and complex than other personal injury cases, which is why it is critical to work with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney. At The O'Connor Law Firm our Kansas City railroad collision lawyers are dedicated to thoroughly investigating your case to determine whether you may be eligible for compensation, and what party or parties may be held liable.
Some of the most recognized train companies in the area include Kansas City Southern Railway, Amtrak, and CSX Transportation. A railroad collision is tragic, often resulting in death or injuries that can be life-changing. Many people assume those who were involved in a collision with a train were at fault, that the motorist probably was not paying attention or raced over the crossing in an effort to "beat" the oncoming train. While this is sometimes the case, there are many situations in which the railroad company, engineer, conductor, company executives, or all of the above may be responsible. In cases involving a crash with a train, it is up to the injured party to prove negligence and file a claim for damages. Proving a case against a train company is extremely difficult, which is why you must secure the legal guidance of a qualified personal injury attorney in Kansas City.
There are many reasons for a railroad collision including issues with the track, derailments, crossings that are unprotected, mechanical failure, and more. In 2014 more than 800 people died and thousands were injured in nearly 11,900 train collisions at crossings, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Some of the most common injuries suffered in these collisions include:
Collisions involving trains may leave you or a loved one with horrific or deadly injuries. Fighting those who are liable and proving you are a victim is extremely difficult. When you need a Kansas City personal injury lawyer you can rely on to fight aggressively for your rights and the full damages you deserve, count on The O'Connor Law Firm. Contact us now for a free consultation regarding your claim at 816-842-1111.
Kansas City train accidents (resulting in personal injury) lawyer Matt O’Connor has over 20 years of experience in the court room and has been honored as a Superlawyer in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is not like your average injury attorney, he has been commonly shown as a legal analyst on national news stations such as Fox News due to his wealth of knowledge and success as a criminal defense lawyer and rail road accident attorney. Mr. O'Connor is changing the way his clients feel about lawyers. If you are injured, give Mr. O'Connor's office a call or contact us through our online form. You will deal directly with Matt O'Connor and his talented staff. Mr. O'Connor handles all cases himself, and prides himself on running a very excellent law firm with personalized service.