Railroad Accident Lawyer St. Louis

Our St. Louis Railroad Accident Lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of railroad accident victims in Missouri and Illinois.

St. Louis Railroad Accident Lawyer

Railroad Accident Lawyer in St. Louis. More than 78 people were injured in Missouri railroad accidents between January-September (2018), with the majority of accidents occurring at railroad crossings. Although railroad accident rates and fatalities have decreased in the past five years, 10 Missouri railroad workers have been killed in 2018 alone.

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for car accident victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

Most railroad accidents are caused by rail worker or railroad operator negligence and are generally preventable. If you have been the victim of a sudden railroad accident or someone you love has been killed in a rail-crossing collision, our St. Louis Railroad Accident Lawyers can help. The Dixon Injury Firm is the leading choice of car accident, commercial truck crash, and railroad accident victims in Missouri when it comes to representation of personal injury claims. Our experienced attorneys tirelessly fight to recover compensation for Missouri railroad accident claims and are committed to keeping you updated every step of the way when recovering compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages related to your railroad accident injuries.

$50 Million Recovered

Chris has recovered over $50 million for his injured clients, and can assist you with your injury claims. To get started on your personal injury case, contact our St. Louis injury attorneys today!

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Call or email the Personal Injury Attorneys at Dixon Injury Firm today to schedule your free injury claim consultation with Chris. Our experienced lawyers make the difference.

Common Railroad Accident Injuries | Missouri Railroad Accident Statistics

Most railroad accidents involve rail worker negligence, such as operator inexperience or failure to maintain a safe environment, which can result in severe or fatal injuries. The most commonly reported railroad injury claims in the U.S. include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering related to a railroad accident, with the most common injuries being head injuries, spinal cord damage, and neck injuries.

If you have suffered injuries in a railroad accident in St. Louis, know that you’re not alone. The following are U.S. and Missouri railroad accident statistics:

  • Out of 52 rail-crossing collisions in Missouri, 22 rail workers suffered severe injuries and 9 people were killed
  • Under FELA>, all rail workers injured on the job can recover compensation for damages related to the accident, including compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, personal property damage, and rehabilitation services
  • Someone is hit by a train in the U.S. every three hours
  • 17 people were killed at rail-crossings in 2018, a nearly 54% increase from 2017 railroad accident fatalities in the U.S.
  • Missouri is the 12th highest state for railroad accident fatalities

Most railroad accident injury claims in Missouri are eligible to receive compensation for damages. However, under FELA, rail worker injury claims require proof of the victims’ employer or coworker’s negligence or evidence of injuries caused by defective work equipment. If you need help gathering evidence for your Missouri railroad accident claim, you need to consult a Missouri FELA Accident Lawyer right away about your situation and determine your case’s strengths and weaknesses.

Missouri Railroad Accident Lawsuits

Missouri’s statute of limitations allows workers’ compensation victims to file a valid railroad accident injury claim for up to 3 years from the date an accident occurred, but an initial accident report must be filed with the victim’s employer within 30 days of injury. If you have been injured in a railroad accident in Missouri and are unsure if you can sue your employer for worker’s compensation, or need help filing an injury claim for your railroad accident injuries, a St. Louis Railroad Accident Lawyer can assess your case, gather evidence of the other party’s negligence, and create a strong claim on behalf of your case for recovering damages.

Missouri is an at-fault state, meaning if a rail worker is injured or killed on the job, even if the accident was partially (but not solely) the victim’s fault, the victim could recover compensation for damages commiserate to their degree of fault. For example, if a railroad accident is 80% the fault of a railroad operator, but 20% of the responsibility is attributed to the injured rail worker, the victim can recover partial, or 80% of the cost of their damages related to the accident by bringing a valid Missouri railroad accident lawsuit.

Talk to Our St. Louis Railroad Accident Lawyers Today

If you or someone you love is struggling with sudden medical bills, rehabilitation costs, mental or physical distress, loss of income, or other damages after a railroad accident, the Dixon Injury Firm is ready to help. Our St. Louis Railroad Accident Lawyers tirelessly fight for personal injury claims in Missouri and Illinois and are committed to keeping you informed of the statute of your case every step of the way during the claims process.

Recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, choosing Christopher Dixon to represent your St. Louis railroad accident injury claim can produce the results you desire. Chris Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm’s Missouri Railroad Accident Lawyers have fought for (and won) over $35,000,000 in settlements for injury claims in Missouri and Illinois and can be counted on to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your Missouri railroad accident claim.

If you are thinking about filing a railroad accident claim in St. Louis, and need an attorney to represent your case, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-2724 (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today for a free case review or consultation.

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