Railroad and Train Accidents
When a train and a vehicle collide, the train always wins, and the people in the car or truck are usually seriously injured or killed. If you believe the railroad company or State of Louisiana or local government could have prevented your train accident, contact the Baton Rouge, Louisiana train accident lawyers at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C..
Our experienced Louisiana railroad accident attorneys have handled numerous cases involving train accidents at railway-highway crossings and other locations caused by unsafe grade-crossings, failure to keep a proper lookout, sight restrictions from high grass or other foliage, and for failure to properly sound the train's horn or whistle.
We have successfully tried train accident cases in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, and our firm was lead trial counsel in two significant grade crossing upgrade cases decided by the Louisiana Supreme Court:
Archon v. Union Pacific Railroad, wherein the State of Louisiana, through the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), was found liable for the wrongful death of the driver of a log truck for failing to upgrade the railway-highway grade crossing in Oakdale, Louisiana by providing active warning signals; and
Rick v. State, DOTD, wherein the State of Louisiana, through the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), was found liable for wrongful death for failing to upgrade an unusually dangerous crossing in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana that had high train and vehicle traffic volume, with flashing lights and a gate.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed by a train, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana railroad injury attorneys at Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C. to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION.