Tabor Attorneys Recover Settlement for Father and Husband Killed at Railroad Crossing
Handling legal cases involving railroad accidents requires special expertise – the safety of railroad crossings, including decisions regarding the placement of warning signs, flashing lights, and crossing bars, is regulated by Federal law. In the United States, railroad operators have legal protections that can make it very difficult to successfully bring a lawsuit when a locomotive collides with a vehicle or a pedestrian. Some court decisions, and a few Indiana statutes, may provide the opportunity for recourse to injured persons and to families affected by railroad crossing accidents. Tabor Law Firm attorneys understand the intricacies of State and Federal law.
Tabor Law Firm attorneys recently represented the family of a husband and father who was tragically killed when his vehicle was struck by a locomotive at a railroad crossing. Our attorneys quickly investigated the accident, hired engineering and accident reconstruction experts, and made a claim against the locomotive operator based on the arguments available under Indiana law. Using our early investigation and legal expertise, our attorneys opened negotiations with the railroad operator and secured a settlement to benefit the widow and children of the accident victim.
Streets and highways in Indiana cities, towns, and rural areas are crisscrossed by a growing network of railroads. Vehicle traffic is increasing on all of Indiana's roadways, and at the same time, railroads are being upgraded to support higher locomotive speeds and traffic. More than ever, Indiana drivers and pedestrians must exercise extreme caution with respect to railroad crossings. When approaching railroad crossings, always take the time to stop, look, and listen.