Railway Crossing Liability
Cleveland Railway Crossing Accident Lawyers
Injuries and accidents on railroad crossings are devastating. Even a train moving at relatively low speed can cause serious damage to a motor vehicle and its passengers, not to mention a pedestrian or a bicyclist. That is why it is so critical that railway crossings are properly set up and functional in order to prevent these accidents from happening. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident at a railroad crossing, you may have the right to pursue compensation. An experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney can help.
Who Was Responsible for Railway Crossing Accidents?
At Caravona & Berg, we are ready to overcome the challenges that come up in these complex cases, the first of which is determining who was responsible for the accident. Was it the rail company? Was the city responsible for maintaining a functional railroad crossing? We will find out and take the appropriate action to help you get compensation.
Causes of Railroad Crossing Accidents
If a railroad crossing is functioning properly, there is clear warning that a train is going to be passing. In some places, it is merely a sign. In others, flashing red lights and sounds make it clear not to cross in a motor vehicle, on bike or on foot. Frequently, a wooden arm will lower on both sides of the crossing to prevent traffic from going through while a train is nearing. These all can be effective, provided they function properly.
In accident cases, we frequently see that signs or lights are hidden by trees. We find arms that did not lower in time. Sometimes, we find that the warning system in place simply was not appropriate for the location. We will find the cause and take action.
Free Consultation · Contingency Fees · Serving Clients Statewide
We represent train accident victims in communities throughout Ohio and surrounding states. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Cleveland railway crossing accident attorney today. We handle all accident claims on a contingency fee basis. You don't pay attorneys' fees unless we help you recover money damages.