These days trains are faster, longer, and often carry more toxic or dangerous cargo than in past years. Heavier motor vehicle traffic at crossings has increased the frequency and severity of railroad accidents.
When these collisions occur, they often cause catastrophic injuries, not only to the driver and passengers, but to anyone in the immediate vicinity, as well.
Avera & Smith has more than 50 years of experience in dealing with railroads’ liability, with landmark cases won in the 1960’s by Avera & Smith founder, Bill Avera, which forced railroads to install lighted and flashing signs at crossings in Florida.
Please contact Avera & Smith if you have been injured by railroad negligence either in a collision or by accidental spilling of toxic or other hazardous materials.