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Midland Train Tragedy Victims Retain Pottroff & Karlin, LLC

By Pottroff & Karlin LLC |

Victims of the Midland train tragedy that has killed four veterans and injured over a dozen more are taking the important step of seeking legal representation to make sure their rights are preserved. Bob Pottroff of Pottroff & Karlin, LLC has been retained by several victims to investigate the tragedy and bring justice to the victims and their familes. Bob Pottroff is a nationally renowned attorney who, over the past 30 years, has focused his practice on successfully advocating for railroad crossing accident victims.

Since the tragedy, Bob Pottroff has held press conferences on national and local television to help tell some of the victims’ stories and inform the public about possible deficiencies at the crossing. His hope is that the NTSB investigation and his own investigation will lead to the truth about the various factors that could have lead to the tragedy.

Among other factors, Bob Pottroff is looking into whether the designed warning time by the light and gate system at the crossing was violated.

While this tragedy occurred almost a week ago, the pain and loss the victims and their families are suffering will last a lifetime. Simply put, Pottroff said, “this tragedy should have never happened.”

Click here for a video from MSNBC.

Click here for a video of the Monday morning news conference and an article from Big 2 News.


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Train crash cases are unique and complex with many different potential pitfalls, such as federal preemption. Anytime I get hired or even get a call from a train crash victim, my very first call is to Nathan’s firm. Nathan’s knowledge and experience in handling and trying cases against these litigation savvy railroad companies gives me the confidence to know that the clients and cases I refer to him are getting the best of the best.

James Perrin Lubbock, Texas

I have had the opportunity to work as co-counsel with Nathan on several railroad crossing accidents cases. In each case, Nathan always possessed an incredible knowledge of the law and the facts, possessed a great talent for aggressive - strategic legal planning and trial tactics while, at the same time, displaying great skill as an effective negotiator. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.

Scott McCluen Harriman, Tennessee

Nathan Karlin has my strongest endorsement in the field of railroad crossing cases and personal injury law. I had the pleasure of working with Nathan in a complex railroad personal injury case. I was impressed by Nathan’s knowledge, his work ethic, and his dedication to the client. I look forward to working with Nathan on future injury matters. I am also aware firsthand that he has obtained excellent trial and settlement results in numerous cases involving members of the public harmed by railroad companies.

Joseph M. Miller Mandeville, Louisiana

Nathan is a warrior fighting the railroads. As a fellow personal injury lawyer, I have constantly been impressed with his depth of knowledge and his capabilities from case to case. I’d take him into battle with me any day against the biggest railroads and insurance companies on the planet.

Jon C. Clark Austin, Texas

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 Schuetze Boulder, 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 Easley Arkansas

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

Roger Brown Jefferson 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 Hardy Lake Charles, Louisiana

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