Train and Railroad Accidents

Bohrer & Lukeman is a law firm experienced in handling all aspects of train and railroad accidents and injuries, both on behalf of passengers and railroad employees killed or seriously injured from train crashes and railway negligence. 

Since its inception more than twenty years ago, the train and railroad lawyers at Bohrer & Lukeman have represented the estates of those killed and seriously injured train passengers and workers throughout the United States in incidents and accidents involving railway collisions, collisions at railroad crossings with automobiles, New York City Subway collisions, and injuries to railroad works from toxic exposure pursuant to the FELA.

Some of the train and railway cases we have litigated:

  • The collision of a tractor trailer and Amtrak train near Reno, Nevada.
  • The collision of two New York City Subway cars within a NYC Subway station.
  • The collision of an Amtrak passenger train and freight train near Syracuse, New York
  • The death of a Florida railway engineer from a brain tumor caused by toxic exposure to industrial chemicals pursuant to the FELA

Bohrer & Lukeman is also familiar with the unique laws that protect railroad workers under the FELA, or the Federal Employer’s Liability Act which was enacted by Congress in 1908. It is important to have a railroad negligence lawyer who understands FELA because FELA does not limit railroad workers to workers compensation recovery for injuries suffered during the course of their employment, but instead permits those works to file a direct lawsuit against their employers in state or federal court for their injuries.

Those injuries can occur either from work related accidents such as falls, impacts with other trains or automobiles at railroad crossings, machine injuries, or just about any other type of injury that could occur during the scope of a railroad worker’s employment. FELA protects engineers, crew members, yard workers, track repairmen and all other rail workers who are engaged in traditional railroad type functions.

It also protects workers who have suffered illness and injuries from the exposure to toxins, chemicals and other harmful substances such as, but not limited to, asbestos and benzene. 

Railroad passengers killed or injured as a result of railroad negligence, whether from the collision of two railway cars, train derailment and train collisions with cars and other automobiles at railroad crossings cannot seek recovery under the FELA but instead need to retain the services of a train accident lawyer familiar with the principles of negligence as it relates to the proper operation of trains, crossing grades, signals, and safe and proper railcar maintenance.

We work with and retain the leading industrial industry expert witnesses to insure that we have access to all theories of liability, analysis of evidence ranging from locomotive operation, crossing signal operation, accident reconstruction, black box data analysis, railcar maintenance and other aspects of liability analysis.

If you or a loved one have suffered a loss or injury as a result of a railroad crash or railroad or railway negligence, contact the experienced the train crash accident and injury attorneys at Bohrer & Lukeman.