Helping You Move Past the Trauma

Being in an accident with a train—or having this happen to a loved one—is shocking and devastating.

It’s difficult to survive a collision with a machine of that size, weight and force. When you survived, chances are you have catastrophic injuries.

No amount of money can undo the suffering you and your family are going through, but when conditions are unsafe at railroad crossings, you may have legal recourse to win compensation that helps you get back to some sense of normalcy.

This area of law is highly specific and different from more common car accident cases.

Complicated state and federal laws apply to railroad companies. You need legal support from someone who understands those laws.

The Ohio train accident lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal handle cases of severe injury to individual people around railroads. We don’t work for train companies, insurance companies or the government.

Our mission is to ease the hardships of hard-working Ohioans.

When you come away from working with us, we want you to say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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What Happened in Your Train Accident?

Railroad crossings are dangerous for pedestrians, passengers in cars and train passengers.

In a five-year period ending in 2016, more than 1,200 people were killed trying to cross railroad tracks, according to the US Department of Transportation. In 2016 alone, there were 2,041 incidents at railroad crossings.

Injuries around railroad crossings can happen in many different ways for many different reasons. You may have a legal claim to compensation in any of these situations:

  • The railroad crossing had no warning system.
  • The warnings at the crossing were inadequate.
  • Warning systems like signs and gates were broken.
  • Warning signs were poorly lighted.
  • Overgrown plants blocked the view of the crossing and signs.
  • The train was traveling at excessive speed for the area.
  • The train’s crew failed to blow whistles or otherwise warn people the train was coming.
  • The train derailed, causing injuries.
  • Harmful chemicals spilled from the train.

Our attorneys can investigate the safety standards for the particular crossing where your incident happened to determine if the railroad was at fault in the injuries you or a loved one suffered.

To learn more about your options, you can get the HNB law firm to evaluate your case for free.

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A railroad crossing sign. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can identify when the railroad was responsible for unsafe conditions at the scene of your train accident.

Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can identify when the railroad was responsible for unsafe conditions at the scene of your train accident.

Types of Compensation You Can Receive

If your personal injury attorney can show that the train accident resulted from operator negligence, inadequate training or experience, fatigue, defects on the train tracks, maintenance or mechanical failures on the train, or others hazards that should have been prevented, you may be eligible for compensation.

Your payment could come from a settlement with the railroad company or their insurance company or from a lawsuit you file against them if needed.

They may have to pay you for these things:

  • Medical bills you incurred
  • Missed paychecks
  • A long-term disability
  • Your pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Other costs you face because of the accident

We want to see you get the best result possible so you and your family can move forward from this traumatic experience. You won’t pay an attorney fee until we win compensation for you.

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A man sits at a kitchen table looking at papers and a laptop. Get every form of compensation you’re owed after a train accident with help from Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal.

Get every form of compensation you’re owed after a train accident—with help from Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal.

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