We handle all types of railroad accidents including Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), train crashes, train derailments, railroad accidents, and railroad crossing accidents. We have been prosecuting railroad accident cases for decades, from coast to coast, and we work on regularly across the West, in Wyoming, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Idaho, and anywhere else people need our help.
The laws governing railroad accident liability are very complex and most often multiple parties are responsible. Factors that often place the public in danger include: failing to install lights and gates at a crossing, failing to remove buildings, trees, and vegetation that block the motorist’s view of an oncoming train, overworking train crews, faulty railroad crossing signals, exceeding the maximum allowable speed on the railroad tracks, and insufficient maintenance of tracks and equipment.
The Spence Law Firm, LLC has taken on the major railroads – Union Pacific Railroad UPRR, Burlington Northern BNSF, and others – from coast to coast when their negligence injures or kills someone on the tracks. We have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for the following railroad clients:
*a substantial confidential settlement for the family of a man who was killed in a dark and dangerous rail switching yard on the tracks at a Wyoming trona mine during rail switching operations;
*a $2 Million verdict for the family of a man who was killed in a train-truck collision at a dangerous unguarded crossing in Wyoming;
*a substantial wrongful death settlement for the family of a young New Mexico college student who was struck by a train when her car became stuck on the tracks at a dangerous grade crossing in New Mexico;
*multiple confidential settlements in excess of $10,000,000 for the families of people who were killed in one of the deadliest railroad accidents in New Mexico history. The victims were killed in a multi-car and tractor-trailer pile up caused by a wildfire that started after a Union Pacific railroad gang laying railroad track near I-40 started a wildfire;
*we have pushed the envelope in FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act) and Wyoming Railroad Act cases to recover for railroad employees who never believed they could overcome the workers compensation schemes or the powerful railroad companies.
If you have been hurt in a railroad accident, The Spence Law Firm, LLC can hold the most powerful railroads accountable and fight to defend your rights.
To learn more about The Spence Law Firm’s expertise, and whether we can help you with your case, please contact us or call today (800) 967-2117.