Compensation for car & train railroad crossing accident Wisconsin lawsuit nets $3.1 million dollar settlement amount

Can you sue after being hit by a train?

If the accident occurred due to the negligence of the railroad company, they can be held liable for the injuries that were suffered. The time limit for filing a claim in Wisconsin is 3 years after the accident. Warhsafksy won a $3.1 million dollar settlement for a paralysis case after a vehicle operator was hit by a train.

The railway, the city, the driver of the car: who's responsible?

A 28-year-old man stopped his vehicle before a railroad crossing in Fond Du Lac County, proceeding to drive across after looking both ways to the best of his ability. Moments later, the man was left paralyzed from the neck down after a speeding train slammed into his truck. The Milwaukee train accident attorneys at Warshafsky were soon sought out.

Excess tree brush had obscured the visibility of the train intersection, being unlawfully neglected of maintenance. One terrifying fact is Warshafsky's client was not the first accident at this particular crossing. The railway company never employed crossing guards to analyze the risks and refused to install automatic signal equipment or a crossing gate. Unless required by law, the railroad corporation had no interest in looking after the safety of drivers.

Unscheduled freights were the only trains to use this crossing. A legitimate reason could not be given for why the train was traveling at such a high speed. Had the train been moving at only 35 mph, the accident would never have occurred. An innocent victim would still have the use of his legs, able to provide for his wife and children. Another Society Changing Judgment was formed regarding railroad crossing safety.

In a significant settlement, the injured man receives $55,860 a year for the next 20 years, whereas his wife receives $440 a month over a 30 year period, ensuring they are able to live as normal a life as possible. The verdict also saved the taxpayers from covering the family’s damages. The grand total of this settlement was $3.1 million dollars. After adjusting for inflation, this would today be closer to $8 million.

Warshafsky brings clients' cases to court and wins huge settlements

The Warshafsky Law Firm never ignores the “personal” side of personal injury. Insurance companies and industries in the State of Wisconsin know our name. When those who’ve left you high and dry hear “Warshafsky”, they know our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys are seeking out your fair and just compensation, holding every wrongdoer accountable. We have car accident attorneys and motorcycle accident attorneys on hand for situations like these, ensuring you receive the maximum settlement for your vehicle.

Settlement mills forward your paperwork and take a cut of your damages. Hundreds of times we have prepared cases like yours beyond the brink of trial. Facing unlimited liability AND an expensive jury trial, insurance companies fess up what your case is worth. They HATE when you choose Warshafsky. 

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