Railroad Crossing Accidents and Fatalities
Railroad tracks run throughout Jackson County, Johnson County and Wyandotte County, leading to all-too-frequent collisions between cars and trains. When a loved one is badly injured or killed in a railroad crossing accident, the family wonders how such a crash could happen. Why didn't they see or hear the train?
There are many possibilities, and the lawyers of Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., explore them all when representing train accident victims in a personal injury claim or family members in a wrongful death action.
Our Kansas City law firm has handled car/train crashes in surrounding counties of Missouri and Kansas. Contact us for a free initial consultation and experienced pursuit of rightful compensation if the railroad bears responsibility.
Kansas City Train Accident Lawyers
Federal authorities conduct an exhaustive investigation of all train accidents. Our experienced attorneys follow up to talk to witnesses or survivors, and have the crash scene and circumstances analyzed by accident reconstruction and safety experts. We work hard to answer those questions about what caused or contributed to the crash:
- Was an oncoming train obscured by trees or overgrown brush?
- Was the crossing gate deployed — or even operational?
- Was the train speeding?
- Did the engineer sound the whistle?
- Have there been previous deaths at the uncontrolled RR crossing?
If we establish that the railroad company or other entity was negligent, our team is skilled at going after them for full compensation. We take into account all long-term impacts from a permanent disability injury, including lost earning capacity, future medical care and damages for pain and suffering.
Missouri Metro Injury Attorneys — If you were injured in a Metro train crash, we can evaluate your possible claims for damages. There are caps on compensation, a short window to file suit and the transit authority has many immunities, but if you suffered serious injuries we will fight for your rights.
Call our Kansas City, Missouri, office at 816-421-6868 if your family is reeling from a car/train collision. We offer a free consultation, including visits to the home or hospital of the injured.