Train Accidents

Train accidents typically involve injury or death from collisions between trains and motor vehicles at railroad crossings. However, they may also involve derailments where passengers are injured or killed, the escape of toxic fumes with resulting illness or death, and fire or damage to nearby property.

There are statutory and common-sense rules that apply to the operation of trains approaching or passing over crossings, including required warning signals and speed limitations. Hovde Dassow + Deets is familiar with the rules and regulations applicable to train accidents and has pursued these cases to successful conclusions.