Grade Crossing Accidents
Common Sources of Injury for Railroad Crews
If you are an engineer, conductor, brakeman or other operating personnel
and you are injured due to the negligence of a vehicle at a railroad grade
crossing, you have rights which you must protect in order to recover compensation
for your injuries. If a railroad employee other than your crew was a cause
of the accident, you may have rights to pursue a claim against the railroad.
A detailed consultation with an experienced FELA attorney is available.
Please note that as each state's statute of limitations is different,
you should seek legal advice as soon as possible or risk losing forever
your rights to compensation.
Grade crossing accidents are among the most common sources of injury for
railroad crews, and they are caused by negligent drivers in a high percentage
of cases, such as through using a cell phone for texting, driving under
the influence of alcohol, or failure to follow crossing signals. The Law
Offices of Martin E. Jackson can represent you in a lawsuit to secure
damages when you have suffered
railroad injuries in a preventable accident at a grade crossing anywhere in the country.
Marty Jackson has been
recovering compensation for injured railroad workers and their families since 1986, with a track
record that includes more than $80 million in settlements and jury verdicts.
Contact a Railroad Injury Lawyer
The Federal Employers Liability Act makes it possible for you to sue your
employer if negligence on the part of any agent of the carrier was the
cause of your injuries. Your claim can include compensation for your medical
bills, lost income in the present and future, and your pain and suffering.
If you lost a loved one in a grade crossing accident, you have a right
to pursue a
wrongful death lawsuit. The settlement in claim against the insurance company of a negligent
driver will typically include the same types of damages.