Our Michigan train accident lawyers represent clients injured in cases involving train accidents and railroad crossing accidents. These train accident cases involve trains and locomotives that carry both passengers and cargo.
Causes of Michigan Train Accidents
Our Michigan personal injury lawyers often file lawsuits for passengers of trains who are injured due to the negligent driving of the train conductor or a defect on the train itself. Other cases are filed by individuals who were not on the train, but rather in other cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, or pedestrians and were injured due to the negligence of the train conductor. Cases are typically filed against the negligent train driver and the company or city that owns the train. Injuries due in Michigan train accidents can happen due to the following:
- Collisions with passenger vehicles
- Train passenger injuries
- Unprotected crossings
- Inadequate warnings at railroad crossings
- Malfunctioning warnings at railroad crossings
- Failure to whistle or notify victims of an approaching train
- Overgrown foliage obscuring lines of sight
- Trains traveling at excessive speed
- Train derailments
- Chemical spills
No-Fault Insurance After A Michigan Train Accident
People injured in a Michigan train accident often have claims for their personal injuries. If a motor vehicle is involved, the injured person can file a No-Fault Insurance claim for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits. Families of people who are killed in train accidents can often file a Michigan wrongful death claim. Other cases involving injuries to railroad workers fall under the Federal Employers Liability Act.
Michigan Train Accident LawsuitsLawsuits are often filed for passengers of trains who are injured due to the negligence of the train company or a defect in the tracks or rails. The train company is liable for these injuries. Other cases are filed by individuals who were not on the train, but rather were in other cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, or pedestrians and were injured due to the negligence of the train, or against another person if they were a passenger in a motor vehicle.
Train Companies Michigan Train Accident Lawyers File Claims Against
Lawsuits for train accident cases are most often filed against these companies:
- Union Pacific
- Norfolk Southern
- Burlington Northern Santa Fe
- Canadian Pacific
- Canadian National
- Kansas City Southern
- Illinois Central
Michigan Train Accident Laywer No Fee Promise
Our No Fee Promise guarantees you that you will receive the best possible legal representation for your Michigan train accident or personal injury case at no cost, unless you receive a recovery in your case. If we agree to accept your accident case, we will perform all of the legal work and pay all of the file costs and expenses. We only charge legal fees if you receive a settlement in your case and we get paid after the case has settled. If the case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not owe us anything.
Contact Your Michigan Train Accident Lawyers
It is important to hire a train accident attorney immediately after the accident to begin the investigation of the claim. The train company and operator often deny fault for the accident and it is necessary to interview witnesses and take photographs as soon as possible after the accident. For more information about your rights after a Michigan train accident and to speak with one our Michigan train accident attorneys about your case call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you right away!