Frequently Asked Questions

Railroad accidents present incredible challenges, sometimes decades after they occur. Victims can feel an overwhelming mix of emotions – confusion, anger, frustration, isolation, and mourning can all result from the physical trauma or loss of life associated with these devastating accidents. Legal issues surrounding these accidents can become quite complex – leaving victims feeling even more confused and unsure about their options for the future. The attorneys of Pottroff & Karlin, LLC are dedicated to helping victims of railroad accidents find justice and peace. If you’ve got questions, we’re here to help.

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Railroad News
November 14, 2020

Arizona Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

October 29, 2020

Wichita, Kansas Motorist Killed and Passenger Seriously Injured at Unguarded BNSF Crossing


Bob Pottroff has fought for the victims of the railroads’ callous disregard for safety more than any other attorney that I know. I should know because I am currently Chair-elect of the Railroad Section of ATLA.

Robert SchuetzeBoulder, Colorado

Mr. Pottroff has shaken the rail industry to its very roots. Settlements are now more common as a result of the way he has exposed the industry’s wrongdoing.

Mike EasleyArkansas

Bob Pottroff’s work in railroad safety law is unmatched and he has been the source of great advice and phenomenal creativity.

Roger BrownJefferson City, Missouri

In addition to his substantive contributions to railroad grade crossing safety, I have personally observed his untiring efforts and contributions to improving the integrity of the legal system.

Elizabeth HardyLake Charles, Louisiana

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