Crossing Accidents

Representation in Louisiana and Throughout all 48 Contiguous U.S. States

Accidents involving trains, vehicles and pedestrians frequently result in serious or fatal injuries. Catastrophic injuries require immediate medical attention and can result in insurmountable medical bills. It is important to retain legal counsel immediately to make certain that your rights are protected. Without help from a skilled attorney, it is likely that you will not receive the compensation that you deserve.

At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, we are proud to say that we are dedicated to representing injured victims in railroad injury claims. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our lawyers have the in-depth knowledge, resources and tools necessary to reach a successful outcome for your claim and fully protect your interests. At our firm, we have successfully represented both injured pedestrians and train employees in crossing accidents.

Pedestrian and Train Employee Injuries at Crossing Accidents

Accidents at railroad crossings can be caused due to a number of reasons such as unsafe crossings, distracted drivers, drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or because a driver believes he or she can make it across the crossing with enough time to spare before the train arrives. Accidents may involve semi trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, cars, motorcycles and more. However, we most often see that long, slow-moving vehicles may get stuck on a humped crossing and are more susceptible to getting struck at a crossing. This can result in train derailment and injuries to multiple parties involved in the accident.

Who Is Liable in a Crossing Accident?

Every accident is unique, but in many situations the vehicle that has pulled in front of the train at the railroad tracks can held liable for the accident. The owner and custodian of the crossing may also be responsible for failing to keep the crossing safe, having safe visibility/sight lines, and sufficient crossing protection, such as signs and gates. This is not to say that other parties involved will never be at fault. For the injured victim, establishing liability is one of the most important aspects of a claim. We are familiar with the meticulous investigation techniques that must be used in examining an accident and the importance of gathering evidence in a timely manner.

Contact Our Louisiana FELA Injury Attorneys

If you have been injured in a crossing accident, you deserve representation from an experienced lawyer who will stand up for your interests. You can really count on our team's knowledge of the law and courtroom experience to help you recover the compensation you need.

To schedule a free initial consultation with our New Orleans railroad crossing accident attorneys, call 504-521-7946, 800-622-7509 or contact our firm online.