At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., we represent people who have been injured in railroad crossing accidents and those who have lost loved ones in fatal train accidents. Our attorneys have the experience, skill and resources to handle these complex accidents and can help you pursue fair and just compensation for your losses.
Railroad companies aggressively defend their liability when accidents occur. Contact us today to put an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
We Understand the Regulations That Trains Must Adhere To
A train/motor vehicle accident takes place approximately every 120 minutes in the U.S. Motorists are 40 times as likely to die in a crash with a train vs. a crash with another motor vehicle. On average, two fatalities occur every day resulting from car-train accidents and accidents involving trains and pedestrians/trespassers.
Railroad companies and train operators are bound by strict regulations under Wisconsin law. These regulations include:
- No train may run over a public road within any city or village except where gates are operated, a flagman is stationed or the engine bell is rung continuously within 330 feet of the crossing.
- No train may cross a public highway without continuously ringing the engine bell for 1,320 feet before the crossing is reached.
- It is unlawful to stop a train on a highway crossing for more than 10 minutes.
- Wherever a railroad track crosses a public highway or street, every railroad corporation must maintain a rail crossing (crossbuck) sign on both sides of the tracks.
Auto accidents involving collisions with trains are typically more complex than accidents involving two motor vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a railroad crossing accident, it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in this type of case. Our attorneys are well-versed in laws governing train accidents and can help you pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.
Contact Our Milwaukee Train Accident Lawyers
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a railroad crossing accident, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.