Railroad Crossings

Akron, Ohio, Accident Attorneys with Over 30 Years of Experience

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, in 2012 and 2013 statistics show there were 22,556 Accidents / Incidents that occurred in the U.S. involving trains, 556 in Ohio alone. There were 1,421 fatalities nationally and 55 in Ohio in the same period (according to Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis). To prevent these tragedies, railroads have a duty to exercise due care in makings crossing safe. This may require providing gates, lights and other warnings to motorists. In addition, state or local government agencies may share in this obligation.

As with all personal injury cases, within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, witnesses may be difficult to locate or even forget important details. In order to protect your legal rights following personal injury or death due to a railroad crossing collision consult a personal injury law firm as soon as possible.

Scanlon & Elliott’s attorneys have been helping Ohio families recover from serious accidents for over 30 years. To learn more about how we can help you, please call (330) 376-1440 or complete our free case evaluation form online. Based in Akron, we serve clients throughout Ohio and also handle limited matters in Florida.

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