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Railroad & Train Accidents

Kansas City Railroad & Train Accident Lawyers

The Federal Railroad Administration estimates that every 90 minutes there is a train collision or derailment in the United States. For the last decade, there have been approximately 3,000 railroad accidents annually, with nearly 35% of railway crossing accidents involving children under 16. Many of these accidents are avoidable and may be caused by defective or outdated train equipment, overworked employees, lack of training, or other forms of negligence.

Peterson & Associates, P.C. offers complimentary case reviews and works on a contingency fee basis.

Can the Railroad Be at Fault?

Railroads are self-regulated and keep a close eye on the bottom line for profit. In most cases, very little is done to update technology unless there are several accidents or lawsuits related to a specific crossing. A Kansas City train accident lawyer is an indispensable help in navigating who is at fault in accidents like these.

Some instances in which the railroad may be at fault include:

  • Obstructed crossing because of vegetation or other objects
  • Limited sight distance for vehicle operators or the train
  • Trains approaching crossings without lights on and / or without horn sounding
  • Lack of maintenance or repairs for various parts
  • Poor seats or seats with protruding steel on support brackets
  • Operator negligence, such as speeding or distraction

Occasionally, train accidents cause damage not only to individuals outside the locomotive, but to passengers inside as well. Passengers may be injured during boarding or exiting the train, during a train accident, or as a result of a hazardous train interior. Whatever the case, be sure to reach out to our firm for counsel.

Need Help? Contact Our Kansas City Train Accident Attorneys!

If you were in a vehicle hit by a train or if you suffered injury as a passenger on a train, contact one of our experienced Kansas City train accident attorneys to discuss the merits of your claim.

Our personal injury lawyers are available to help you explore your legal options and fight for your rights. To start your pursuit for justice, call (816) 298-8708!

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Choosing Our Team

Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.

Contacting Our Kansas City Law Firm for a Free Consultation

Peterson & Associates, P.C. provides free consultations when you call or contact us online. Our law office is located in Kansas City, Missouri at:

Missouri’s Country Club Plaza 801 W. 47th Street, Suite 107, Kansas City MO 64112.

We do not charge our personal injury clients a fee unless their case is won, so there is no fee unless we win your case. Get in touch with us today as the first step in your pursuit of justice!

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