One can suffer serious injuries if they are hit by a train. Such cases may involve multiple defendants and can result in complex litigation. If you or a loved one has been injured, it is important that you contact a personal injury lawyer who is able to handle such matters. Jim Suk founded our firm in 1988 and we devote ourselves to protecting the rights of accident victims. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney. We also serve other Minnesota communities such as Owatonna as well as Iowa and Wisconsin.
Lawyers assisting Rochester and Owatonna victims of train or rail accidents
Train or rail accidents can occur in a number of ways. Many of these accidents occur at crossing areas that have inadequate or nonfunctioning warning equipment. Accidents may also happen because of debris blocking the track crossing or damage to the track itself. If someone is hit by a train when these hazards exist, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages. Train accident cases can involve multiple defendants and complex issues related to liability. It is important for a victim to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
One of the first steps in a train accident case is to identify each of the defendants. Several different companies may be named in a lawsuit. The plaintiff’s counsel will contact the defendants identified. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to litigation. Discovery will be used to obtain maintenance records, prior work documents, and evidence of any other accidents that occurred on the same rails. It also is likely that the plaintiff’s counsel will retain experts from the rail industry to testify about whether the defendants’ practices met safe minimum standards. The case will conclude at a trial where jurors will decide the issues of liability and damages.
Our Rochester lawyers handle train and rail accidents. Jim Suk founded our firm in 1988. We devote ourselves to defending the rights of victims. Prior to your initial consultation we provide you with a list of needed items that allow us to begin work on your case as quickly as possible. We conduct a full investigation to identify all the defendants. If a reasonable settlement offer is not made, we will quickly file a lawsuit. Our firm has standing relationships with experts necessary in these cases. We request all maintenance records and other evidence that may show the rail operator either knew of the dangerous condition or allowed it to be created through neglect. We ensure you are prepared for trial and know what to expect as your case moves forward. We understand the gravity of your situation and our office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.
We also serve the following southeast Minnesota cities: Red Wing, Winona, Mankato, Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna, as well as the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Bloomington. We also serve the Iowa cities of Mason City, Charles City, Osage, Spencer, Garner, Forest City, and Northwood and the Wisconsin cities of La Crosse, Onalaska, Sparta, Viroqua, River Falls, Ellsworth, Whitehall, and Black River Falls.
Rochester attorneys with the resources necessary to handle train accident cases
Train accident cases can require a personal injury firm to pay out large amounts of money while litigating the matter. This money is necessary to hire expert witnesses, accident reconstructionists, investigators, and more. It is important that you choose a firm with the financial resources to handle such cases or your rights may not be fully protected. Our office is able to deal with the largest of defendants. We have obtained more than $125 million on behalf of our clients and are not afraid to sue large corporations. We are proud of our ability to handle such cases and we are ready to assist you.