Train Crash Lawyers Serving Victims Across Southwestern Ohio
Each day, there are roughly 12 collisions between trains and vehicles or pedestrians in the United States. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, in Ohio, 32 people died last year as a result of train accidents. Train accidents are less frequent than common car accidents but are often more severe and devastating. A driver is 20 times more likely to die in a collision with a train than in one involving another motor vehicle.
At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, our lawyers understand the Ohio and Kentucky laws concerning personal injuries and, especially, train accidents. They will provide you with zealous, thorough advocacy to get the compensation that your injuries deserve.
Unprotected Railroad Crossings In Ohio
Did you know that more than 50% of collisions between vehicles and trains occur at crossings without active warning devices (gates, bells and lights)? In rural areas throughout Ohio, many railroad crossings do not have active warning devices. It is not expensive to make railroad crossings safe, but railroad companies often neglect to spend the required amount of money to prevent train crossing crashes.
In most train crossing accidents, the railroad company and its attorneys attempt to place blame on the car driver. Our lawyers use accident reconstruction experts to help them and the families determine what happened in the moments before a train crash. Train accidents are not always the fault of the railroad company, but a train accident victim needs to seek advice from a good lawyer to determine the cause of the accident. In many cases, injured people have the right to demand just compensation and recover damages from the negligence of train owners or operators.
A Local Lawyer For Train Accident Cases
Our attorneys at Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima tirelessly work to hold railroad companies and operators responsible for the injuries and deaths that they cause. They take injury cases in an effort to help families deal with the deaths of loved ones and to help improve the safety conditions for other Ohio citizens. At our local Ohio law firm, our lawyers take the time to understand our client’s physical, emotional and psychological injuries. They work with families who have lost loved ones as a result of the carelessness of others. They work to obtain reasonable compensation for the damages sustained by the victims of railroad crossing and train accidents.