When a train crossing accident occurs, many people tend to blame the driver of the car for not stopping. However, in many of these cases, the accident could have been prevented if the engineer had blown the train whistle in time to warn the driver, or if train crews had trimmed brush that obstructed the driver’s view of the crossing.
At The Law Offices of Flint, Crawford & Cogburn, we have successfully represented victims of train crossing accidents in the Ark-La-Tex region of northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas, northwest Louisiana, and parts of Oklahoma for more than 65 years. In several cases where the state trooper had blamed our client for the accident, our lawyers have been able to turn that perception around by uncovering negligence on the part of the train engineer or railroad company.
Our lawyers represented a client who was severely injured in an accident that occurred at a train crossing in Bossier City, Louisiana. We learned that there had been eleven accidents involving injuries at the same crossing. In each of these cases, the attorneys representing the victims were not able to collect any compensation from the railroad companies, who claimed the drivers were negligent. Our lawyers were able to successfully prove negligence on the part of the railroad for not blowing a warning whistle in time to warn our client.
The first thing we do when investigating a train accident is to notify the railroad not to destroy any information from the train’s data recorder, such as train speed and when the warning whistle was blown. If these records are not requested within 60 days, the materials might be destroyed, and with them, your negligence claim against the railroad.
Contact a railroad crossing attorney at The Law Offices of Flint, Crawford & Cogburn today. We offer home or hospital visits for your convenience.
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