Train And Railroad Crossing Accident Lawyers In Atlanta
According to Operation Lifesaver, an international non-profit organization dedicated to reducing train and railroad crossing accidents, approximately every two hours a person or vehicle is struck by a train in the United States. This danger is not likely to go away as an increasing number of trains are busy carrying freight and passengers both in densely populated and rural locations.
At Mitchell & Shapiro’s Atlanta, Georgia law office, our train and railroad crossing accident lawyer is experienced, knowledgeable, and innovative. Personal injury attorney Richard C. Mitchell is committed to helping victims statewide obtain fair compensation. Serving catastrophic personal injury victims and the families those killed as a result of other’s negligence, our attorneys have abundant experience litigating complex auto accident cases, and are prepared to take legal action to protect your rights.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, our train and railroad crossing accident lawyer – in Atlanta, Georgia – can guide you through the legal process with compassion and proven expertise. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Mitchell & Shapiro today to schedule a free consultation.
The most common types of train accidents are collisions with passenger vehicles, collisions between trains, train derailments and incidents involving pedestrians. If you have been injured or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death in a train accident, or a railroad crossing accident, a lawyer at our Atlanta, Georgia office can help you recover just compensation on your behalf.
Train operators and railroad employees must show due care and diligence when performing their duties to protect the safety and well-being of their passengers. This includes maintaining equipment in good working order and following safety regulations. If you have suffered an injury as a result of negligence on the part of a rail company employee (such as a train conductor, engineer or other agent), we can help.
In addition to operator error, defective rail equipment, such as non-functioning crossing gates, can also result in serious injury and wrongful death. In the event of defective equipment causing damages, the train operator or railroad company could be held liable for damages. Our law firm has the experience needed to litigate your subway or train accident case. We will aggressively represent you in court if necessary to help you maximize your recovery.
If you have been involved in a train or railroad crossing accident, contact the personal injury lawyer Richard C. Mitchell – serving Metro Atlanta and Georgia clients statewide – to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.
Railroad Crossing Accidents
Across the country, there are more than 250,000 highway-rail grade crossings. These dangerous intersections are where the majority (96%) of train accidents occur. The U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show that motorists are about 30 times more likely to die if involved in a railroad accident than an auto accident. Each year, more than 350 people are killed and an additional 1,000 injured in approximately 3,000 train-vehicle collisions. The laws governing railroad accident liability are very complex.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), an agency of the Department of Transportation, indicates that less than 25 percent of all railroad crossings are unprotected. The FHWA reports that in 2003, there were 295 deaths and 893 injuries in railroad crossing accidents nationwide.
If you or a family member has been involved in a train or railroad crossing accident, an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer from the Atlanta, Georgia law office of Mitchell & Shapiro can help you develop the evidence necessary to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to pursue large rail corporations and government entities, and hold them accountable for their actions. Contact our auto accident attorneys today.
Contact Our Atlanta Train and Railroad Crossing Accident Lawyers
At Mitchell & Shapiro, we are devoted exclusively to the representation of individuals and families who suffer personal injury or wrongful death as the result of another party’s negligent, reckless, or careless conduct. We will protect victim’s rights and fight for fair compensation on their behalf. Train and railroad crossing accident lawyer Richard C. Mitchell in Atlanta, Georgia is prepared to act immediately to preserve crucial evidence. We will then conduct a thorough auto accident investigation. By conducting a thorough, unbiased analysis, we can evaluate your claim, strengthen your case, and determine who is at fault for the accident.
We boast an impressive track record of verdicts and settlements and are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Contact the firm of Mitchell & Shapiro today. Our train and railroad crossing accident lawyers can review your case and determine if a business establishment can be considered liable for selling alcohol illegally to the defendant.