What Is Involved in Railroad Crossing Accident Litigation?
Railroads are responsible for passenger safety and can be held liable for injuries caused by elements in their control. In a railroad crossing, a railroad company and its train crew must use reasonable care to avoid injury to anyone traveling on highways crossed by the train tracks. This issue becomes complicated when one considers that it takes about one third of a mile to stop a train moving at an average speed. Hiring a railroad crossing lawyer who is familiar with the laws governing train accidents is crucial.
Leading Authorities in Train Accident Litigation
Pottroff & Karlin, LLC is one of the top railroad crossing accident firms in the country. We built our reputation by winning extremely challenging wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases involving train accidents. In one case, our lead attorney, Robert L. Pottroff, represented a train passenger injured because of the negligence of the train company. The verdict included $5.1 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages, for a total of more than $30,000,000.00.
Mr. Pottroff is known nationally and internationally as an authority and leading practitioner in the fields of railroad, highway, and grade crossing as well as an outspoken advocate for rights of victims and as a proponent of railroad safety. He lectures frequently on a variety of topics including railroad crossing litigation, investigation and discovery, cross examination, forensics evidence, and the use of innovative technologies for litigation. His skill and reputation has brought him countless awards, including the honor of being named president of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association.
Our Attorneys are Devoted to Railroad Crossing Safety Nationwide
Our firm is engaged in a protracted battle with the railroad industry over issues of public safety. One such public safety issue is railroad crossing deaths and disabling injuries suffered by motorists. These deaths and injuries are preventable. Our battle with railroads will persist as long as the rail industry continues to deny its responsibility for public safety at railroad crossings.
If you or your loved one was severely injured in a railroad crossing accident, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm for a free, fully confidential initial consultation.
From our law office in Manhattan, Kansas, we serve clients across the United States. Because we frequently co-counsel with out-of-state attorneys, our legal team has gained a reputation as the leading railroad crossing accident firm in the country. Train accidents are our firm’s main focus, and we do all we can to make sure victims of railroad related accidents find justice.