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North Carolina Railroad Accident Attorneys

Representation for Victims of All Types of Railroad Accidents

Train and railroad accidents often result in catastrophic injury and death. These are devastating, life-altering accidents, affecting victims and their loved ones in myriad ways. Whether you are a railroad worker who was injured on the job or your loved one was killed in a car accident with a train due to safety mechanism failures, Lanier Law Group can help.

Our North Carolina railroad accident lawyers understand the complex nature of these types of claims. With decades of legal experience, we also know how to navigate the various challenges you are up against.

When you choose our firm, you put a heavyweight in your corner. Let us fight for you and the justice you deserve.

Call Lanier Law Group at (855) 757-4204 or fill out and submit an online contact form to get started with a free consultation. We accept calls 24/7. 

Types of Railroad Accident Claims We Handle

Since 1997, Lanier Law Group has been representing injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed in a wide variety of railroad accidents. We have sought compensation on behalf of everyone from train conductors and engineers to automobile drivers and pedestrians to train passengers.

We handle all types of railroad accident claims, including but not limited to:

  • Motor vehicle-train collisions
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists struck by trains
  • Train-train collisions
  • Train and railroad explosions
  • On-board and related fires
  • Malfunctioning train signals
  • Improper maintenance
  • Defective train parts/products
  • Overloaded/improperly loaded freight trains
  • Negligent railroad personnel
  • Track obstruction
  • Poor weather conditions that cause a collision
  • Railroad worker injuries
  • Bridge collapses/tunnel collapses

Regardless of how you or your loved one’s accident occurred, Lanier Law Group can help you examine all of your available options and determine the best course of action moving forward.

Common Causes of Train Accidents

Just as there are many types of train accidents, there are also nearly immeasurable causes of these accidents. Sadly, many railroad accidents and injuries are the result of negligence.

When this is the case, injured victims—whether they are train passengers, automobile drivers, train operators, railroad workers, or other third parties—have the right to seek financial compensation for their damages.

Depending on the unique circumstances of the accident, damages may include things like medical bills, lost income/wages, disability, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of a loved one, funeral costs, and more.

Some of the most common causes of railroad accidents include:

  • Human error: Train operators, automobile drivers, railroad workers, and other individuals can all make mistakes that lead to devastating accidents and injuries.
  • Mechanical failure: Safety mechanisms, such as signals at crossings or even the train itself, may experience mechanical failure. This can lead to serious accidents.
  • Improper maintenance: If a train, track, or safety mechanism is not properly maintained, a serious railroad accident may occur.
  • Explosions and fires: These events can severely injure or kill railroad workers, passengers, and others. In many cases, explosions and fires are due to defective parts or negligent maintenance.
  • Defective parts and products: Defective brakes, safety mechanisms, lights, and other parts and products can lead to collisions, explosions, and other devastating accidents.
  • Intentional wrongful actions: Though somewhat rare, intentional wrongful acts, such as deliberate track obstruction, sometimes causes railroad accidents.

At Lanier Law Group, we know how to thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and determine who is liable for your damages. Our team is tireless in its pursuit of justice for our clients.

Call for a Free Consultation

With multiple offices located across the state our North Carolina railroad accident attorneys have the tools and resources to represent you in your claim. We work to obtain swift settlements for our clients, but we also realize that this is not always possible.

If necessary, our experienced litigators can represent you at trial. We never back down from even the toughest of cases; you can rest assured that our team will stand beside you throughout every stage of the legal process.

For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (855) 757-4204 today. 

We Fight for Our Clients

*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
  • $5.95 Million Permanent Brain Failure

    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

  • $4.8 Million Settlement

    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

  • $4.3 Million Head-On Collision

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • $3.1 Million Birth Injury/Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Litigation Settlement

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.375 Million Medication Overdose/Hospital Negligence

    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

We Never Back Down From a Fight

Featured Reviews, Testimonials & Results
    "20 out of 10 stars."
    There are times in your life you are so hurt and feel life has a grudge against you. Nothing in your life is going right. I lost the most important person in my life to death, of which I knew mistakes were made because I witnessed it with my own eyes. When you contact a law group you most of the time get all business and a matter of fact conversation. I want all to know that from the first phone call they listened to my lengthy story, sobbing most of the time with so much compassion. They never made any promises but offered assurances that no stone would be unturned. They fulfilled every word they said. They restored faith that I had lost. Until you are in a position like mine you can never know how invaluable Lanier Law Group is. They were wonderful while maintaining their professionalism. They treated me like a family member. They really do care about their clients. But most of all they are the best at what they do. I worked in the court system for years so I knew how attorneys and law firms basically operated. Understanding the law and it's interpretation is the ultimate key to winning any case. Also know that if an attorney/attorneys study and review your case and know that you don't have a chance in a court of law and are big enough to tell you that instead of giving you false hope, you then my friend have a group with valuable shared values. I have so much respect for everyone in this Law Group. I recommend Lanier Law Group, P.A. to anyone who needs representation, they are in your corner. 20 out of 10 stars.
    - Diane W.
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    I started working with Lanier Law Group in 2020 on my Social Security Disability case. They from start to finish were awesome. My case manager Janet Hanks and attorney, Ashley Sappenfield were always available to answer all my questions. I did not have to do much but sit back and let them handle whatever was needed. My case took too long (2 years) and if I did not have Janet and Ashley My case would still not be approved. I would recommend Lanier to anyone to get the job done and approved. Do not go to another firm with your case, who promise the world and do not see it to completion and do not think another firms would have worked as hard as they did on my case. Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members to handle any cases of this type and other legal services they provide. They went above and beyond!
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    Mrs. Gonzalez did an awesome job of explaining everything in detail and keeping me informed on the status of my case. Despite poor customer service with the insurance company, Mrs. Gonzalez was able to fix what they could not. Mrs. Gonzalez was very helpful with helping me understand things that I was not aware of when dealing with insurance claims. I am so thankful for her expertise and professionalism.
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Take Control of Your Case Today With the Help of Lanier Law Group
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    Regardless of when you contact our firm, we're here to make sure that you get the answers you need. We also offer weekend appointments and consultations.
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    After an injury, every second counts. We are available to meet with you in person, virtually, or at your location to provide the highest quality legal counsel.