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Minnesota Train Accident Attorneys
Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help after a railroad crossing accident
In 2016, there were 1,582 train accidents, a 12% decrease from the 1,928 train accidents in 2015, according to information from the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis.
Even a "minor" train accident can cause catastrophic injuries or death due to the massive size and weight of the trains. Common causes of railroad crossing accidents are defective signals or gates, trains' failure to sound their horns or use their lights when approaching crossings and the crossing or train track approaching the crossing may be obstructed by plants or other objects. Trains can derail due to faulty tracks, obstructions on the tracks, speed or mechanical failure. Train accidents can also lead to hazardous cargo spills, which can injure or kill nearby residents.
You have the right to pursue a personal injury/wrongful death claim for injury or loss of life in a railroad crossing accident. Railroad law can be complex, so it is important that you contact an experienced railroad accident attorney from the Minnesota law offices of SiebenCarey.