- Collisions with passenger vehicles
- Train passenger injuries
- Unprotected crossings
- Inadequate warnings at railroad crossings
- Malfunctioning warnings at railroad crossings
- Failure to whistle or notify victims of an approaching train
- Overgrown foliage obscuring lines of sight
- Trains traveling at excessive speed
- Train derailments
- Chemical spills
No-Fault Insurance Information
People injured in a Michigan train accident often have claims for their personal injuries. If a motor vehicle is involved, the injured person can file a No-Fault Insurance claim for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits. Families of people who are killed in train accidents can often file a Michigan wrongful death claim. Other cases involving injuries to railroad workers fall under the Federal Employers Liability Act.
Michigan Train Accident Lawsuits
Lawsuits are often filed for passengers of trains who are injured due to the negligence of the train company or a defect in the tracks or rails. The train company is liable for these injuries. Other cases are filed by individuals who were not on the train, but rather were in other cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, or pedestrians and were injured due to the negligence of the train, or against another person if they were a passenger in a motor vehicle.
Common Michigan Train Companies
Lawsuits for train accident cases are most often filed against these companies:
- Union Pacific
- Norfolk Southern
- Burlington Northern Santa Fe
- Canadian Pacific
- Canadian National
- Kansas City Southern
- Illinois Central
The train company and operator often deny fault for the accident and it is necessary to interview witnesses and take photographs as soon as possible after the accident. For more information about your rights after a Michigan train accident and to speak with one our Michigan train accident attorneys about your case call us now at (855) 753-7529 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you right away!