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Train Accidents

Train Accidents

Train accidents cause serious damages. Too often, when a car or pedestrian is struck by a train or light rail, a fatality occurs. That is why it is so important that the public be protected from trains.

At Bishop Legal, we believe the railroad industry and government agencies need to be held accountable when negligence occurs on the rail lines of Washington State.

We seek just compensation for all of our clients’ injuries and damages including medical bills, lost wages, future medical needs, and general damages for pain and suffering. In the tragic case of a wrongful death, we represent deceased’s family members in wrongful death lawsuits.

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Railroad Crossing Accidents

Each year in Washington, dozens of people are struck by trains weighing hundreds of tons, others are injured while being passengers in a train that derails. Railroad crossings, in particular, pose a serious threat.  However, the number of accidents could be reduced if the railroad industry put safety first.

At Bishop Legal, our skilled injury and wrongful death lawyers use their knowledge and expertise to prove negligence for injured and deceased victims in complex damage cases. We have a proven track record of results and have recovered millions of dollars in awards for our clients’ injuries and damages.

Our firm handles all types of train and light rail crossing accidents including train/pedestrian, train/car, train/truck, train/bicyclist, and derailments. All these types of train accidents can result in catastrophic injury and death. We help in Washington State, Montana, and other States as well.

Light Rail Accidents

In the Puget Sound area, Sound Transit’s link light rail system is sprouting up as a new means of public transportation. There is already a line that runs from The University of Washington to Sea-Tac Airport and more rail lines are being built. The more light rail lines there are, the more the public is at risk of train-related injuries.

Already in the short time it has been in operation, numerous people have been involved in light rail accidents. One of the most vulnerable areas is on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. S. in Seattle as the light rail line is in the median of the street. Our office is located in the Seattle area, as such we have the means to quickly investigate light rail accident victim cases.

We Work For You

Train accidents are destructive on so many levels – physically, emotionally, and financially. Our lawyers are caring, compassionate advocates for clients. We enjoy working with clients on a personal level and helping train accident victims get back on their feet financially after a devastating loss.

Railroad companies are powerful adversaries that spend millions of dollars defending cases. We are on your side and make sure the responsible parties are held accountable. We take many cases to court and have litigated cases all the way to the Washington State Supreme Court. We do not allow companies, insurers, and government agencies to escape their liability and pay less than a case is worth.

Contact Our Dedicated Train Accident Lawyers

If you or a family member has been damaged as the result of a train or light rail accident, please contact us. Our aggressive yet compassionate accident and wrongful death lawyers are ready to help you. 1-800-291-1821. We offer free consultations.


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