The U.S. plays host to thousands of railway accidents each year
In 2012, there were 1,960 incidents at public highway-rail crossings in the U.S. that resulted in 235 deaths and 913 injuries, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
In some cases, reckless drivers disregard warning signs and attempt to outrun an oncoming train and in others, people trespass along a railroad right-of-way and become victims. But there are cases in which railroad crossings were improperly marked or vegetation obscured an otherwise effective warning signal. Some railroad crossings are poorly lit or even completely unlit, and in some cases, human error is to blame for tragedy on the rails.
Whatever their causes, railway wrecks carry devastating results for victims, their families, loved ones and the community at large. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a railroad accident and is suffering as a result, seek competent and informed legal help with the railroad accident lawyers at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
Ohio lawyers handling complex railroad accident claims
Our railroad accident attorneys and their support staff have decades of experience handling railroad wrecks. Railroad accident cases are often extremely complex and require the care and attention of a highly trained group of professionals to determine fault and secure justice for the victims. With our resources, Elk & Elk is able to employ leading experts from around the world in railroad accident reconstruction, health care, economics and railroad regulation.
Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation if you were injured in a railway accident
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a railroad accident, let Elk & Elk prove to you how our rock-solid combination of experience, resources and determination can win you the compensation you deserve and ensure that justice prevails. Just call our toll-free legal consultation hotline at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out our no-cost, obligation-free online contact form.