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Railroad Accidents

The attorneys at Thorpe Shwer have extensive experience defending Class I railroads in civil lawsuits arising out of grade crossing accidents, trespasser injury claims, and traumatic injuries to members of the public. We recognize that a successful defense in a case involving serious injuries or death requires systematic preparation including interviewing witnesses, selecting effective experts, developing a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics of the railroad accident, and identifying those regulations and/or statutes that may impact liability. Our lawyers are actively involved at every stage of the process, from developing and implementing strategic plans for pre-litigation investigation and evidence preservation to executing a persuasive defense strategy through discovery, trial, and appeal. We have leveraged this experience to obtain defense verdicts, summary judgments, and favorable settlements for our clients in jurisdictions throughout the United States.