Railroad Accidents Lawyer St. Louis — Hipskind & McAninch, LLC: Seeking Justice for Victims

Railroad accidents are often preventable as they are typically caused by negligence in the maintenance of railroad tracks and equipment, distracted train operators, and poorly marked railroad crossings. An injured railroad worker can suffer from life-changing pain and lost wages that can take an emotional and financial toll on them and their families. 

If you’ve suffered a train accident, allow our railroad accident lawyers at Hipskind & McAninch, LLC to fight for your rights. We can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligence and get you compensatory damages for your losses

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Common Causes of Railroad Accidents 

There could be multiple contributing factors to a railroad accident. One of the most common causes of such accidents is human error. This could be in the form of distracted train operations, miscommunication between railroad workers, failure to observe train signals, and errors in judgment by management. 

Weather conditions can also play a role in train accidents. While railroad tracks are designed to handle harsh weather, such conditions can increase the chances of such accidents. For example, poor visibility for train operators or the performance of the train braking system can be impacted by poor weather conditions. 

Railway companies are required to maintain the train tracks according to industry safety standards set by the Federal Railroad Administration. Any broken rails or misalignment can result in train derailment. In some cases, employees can also get injured while performing maintenance work. Train equipment failure can also result in a railroad accident. Problems with the engine, wheels, electrical system, signal systems, or coupling failure can cause accidents. Some railway companies use worn-out or damaged equipment or neglect regular maintenance to save costs. 

Train accident injuries are typically covered under workers’ compensation insurance. However, you must be an employee of the company to seek compensation. Additionally, the injury should have occurred while you were performing work-related duties within the scope of your work.

Experience In Handling Missouri Train Accident Claims

With our experience in railway accident cases, we can guide injured employees on how to recover compensation for their losses. We can assess the extent of the injuries and damage to determine how much compensation to seek in the claim. We can use our resources to help you gather evidence to build a strong case. Our team has experience in dealing with railroad companies and government entities. 

Our railroad accident lawyers are well-versed in laws and regulations for railroad accidents. We can help you understand and advocate for your rights as a railway employee. While there are established frameworks for railway employees to receive compensation for injuries, the legal process is often complicated. However, with a train accident attorney on your side, you don’t need to worry.

We can simplify the process by handling all legal aspects of the case, including gathering evidence through accident investigation, preparing legal documents, and presenting evidence to support your train accident claim. You will have complete transparency of our legal strategy as we like to keep our clients informed throughout the process.

One of the reasons we have a successful track record in railway employee claims is our negotiation skills. We know how to get fair settlements for injured workers. If a settlement is not an acceptable option, our litigation experience allows us to take the case to court where our railway accident attorneys will put up a strong fight to defend your rights. 

Get Full and Fair Compensation for a Railroad Accident

Accidents involving trains are almost always catastrophic as a result of their immense mass and weight. The force of the impact causes serious injuries, property damage, and emotional trauma. Many factors need to be considered when developing your legal strategy to recover compensation. Different rules might apply to your case depending on how you got injured. 

Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, can handle all the legal aspects of your claim to seek compensatory damages, while you can focus on your recovery. Our team has experience in a wide range of cases. Whether you want to file a workers’ compensation claim, personal injury claim, or take other types of legal routes, we can handle it.

We encourage injured victims to get an attorney involved in the process as early as possible. When you are ready to have your free consultation with a railway accident lawyer, get in touch with us.