Can You File a Claim for Compensation if You Were Injured by a Train?

Minnesota has thousands of active railroad tracks, and trains traverse the entire state on a daily basis. While trains running through Minnesota are usually safe and well-maintained, accidents still occur. Collisions and other train accidents are often much more severe than motor vehicle accidents due to the massive difference in size and weight. When trains collide with a car or pedestrian, the accidents are often fatal. Many injuries to vehicle drivers occur at railroad crossings.  Many crossings are lacking in safety and notices, and trains do not always give notice of crossings by blowing their whistle.  Our office has handled railroad crossing cases nationwide, with great result.  If you or someone you know has been injured at a railroad crossing, call Knutson Casey.  If there is a viable claim, we will step in right away and investigate the accident, the train, and the crossing.

Those who survive these devastating train accidents may face life-altering injuries, emotional trauma, and financial distress. If you have been injured in a train accident, you deserve the maximum compensation available for the damages you have suffered. 

At Knutson + Casey, our attorneys understand how challenging recovering from a train accident may be and are ready to help you fight for the justice you deserve. We have 30 years of experience representing train accident victims and a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes for their cases. When you partner with us, we will thoroughly investigate your case and help you recover compensation for your injuries and other accident-related losses. 

Possible Compensation Available Through a Train Accident Claim

Train accidents often have severe long-term impacts on victims and their families. Many train accident victims may be forced to take extended leave at work and often require extended hospital stays. Fortunately, train accident victims may have legal grounds to recover compensation for the full extent of their losses. The skilled attorneys at Knutson + Casey understand the ins and outs of Minnesota personal injury law and will apply their experience and skills to seek the compensation you need to heal and recover. Some damages our skilled train accident attorneys may be able to help you pursue include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Pain and suffering

We understand how a train accident may impact virtually every area of your life and will fight aggressively for the total value of your claim. We take an individualized approach to every case to ensure your needs and concerns are addressed. 

Who May Be Liable for a Minnesota Train Accident?

To recover compensation for your injuries, you must first establish that your accident was caused by negligence. Many individuals and entities are involved in keeping trains running smoothly, and determining who is responsible for your accident may be legally complex. A few parties that may bear liability for your accident include the following:

  • The railroad company
  • Railroad employees
  • The track owner
  • The train manufacturer
  • The track manufacturer
  • A driver or pedestrian

The skilled attorneys from Knutson + Casey will investigate every detail of your case to determine the cause of your accident and who may be held responsible. In some cases, more than one party may bear liability. Our attorneys have extensive experience pursuing claims against multiple parties to ensure our clients are compensated fairly for their accident-related losses. 

Discuss Your Case With a Talented Train Accident Attorney at Knutson + Casey

If you have been injured in a train accident, you deserve to have an aggressive legal advocate in your corner. The trusted attorneys at Knutson + Casey have over three decades of experience protecting accident victims’ rights and achieving the best possible outcomes for their claims. We know there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for resolving your case, and we use creative and innovative approaches in the courtroom to secure favorable results. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our talented attorneys will help, give us a call at (507) 344-8888 or complete our contact form today.