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Motor Vehicle / Train Collisions

Car and Train Accident Lawyers Serving Clients Nationwide

Motor Vehicles/ Train Collisions | PottroffIn the United States, there are around 3000 car and train crashes every year. A railroad company will most likely blame the car’s driver; but often, it is largely their own fault. However, it takes a lawyer with extensive experience in railroad crossing accident cases to thoroughly investigate a train and car wreck and discover the fault. At Pottroff & Karlin, LLC, we are known for our work in car and train accidents across the United States and have gained national and international recognition for the many settlements and verdicts we have gained. For all potential clients, we offer free initial consultations and do any later work on contingency, charging no attorneys’ fees until a settlement or verdict is reached. Contact our train accident lawyers.

More on Auto Accident Law

Motor Vehicles/ Train Collisions | PottroffStates have varying laws regarding automobile accidents. However, most states fall into two main categories, no-fault and at-fault.



  • No-Fault states design their laws so that each person involved in an accident is responsible for his or her own loss. Approximately 50% of states employ such laws.
  • The fault does come into play in some of these states under certain circumstances such as severe injury, in which a jury may attribute fault to one party. A driver may also be at fault because s/he has broken the law, i.e., drunk driving. In at-fault states, the driver responsible for causing the accident is also liable for damages to the other party. It is much easier for a jury to assign fault in these states. The rules of fault apply to a wide range of auto accidents, including fatal car accidents, cars hit at railroad grade crossings, etc. Fault laws are crucial because they determine who pays for the medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, etc. that results from accidents.

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Motor Vehicle/Train Collisions | PottroffIf you believe you have a case, please contact our lawyers and set up a free initial consultation. From law offices in Manhattan, Kansas, the law firm of Pottroff & Karlin, LLC serves clients in Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, and across the country. In cases involving car and train accidents, our lawyers have served clients in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida, Ohio, North Dakota, and Iowa – 23 states and counting.