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Railroad and Train Accident Lawyers

Railroad Collisions

Every 90 minutes, a train accident occurs in the United States. Many of these railroad accidents are preventable and are caused by poor track maintenance, poorly marked railroad crossings, and distracted train operators. Regardless of the cause, railroad accidents are typically catastrophic, often resulting in severe injury or death for the victims.

The personal injury lawyers at Brett Law - Washington's Injury Lawyers help their railroad accident victims receive prompt, full, and just compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of railroads.

We practice throughout Washington State and have offices in Seattle, Everett, Spokane, Vancouver, Bellingham and Mount Vernon. Because of our computer technology, we are paperless and wireless so we can meet with clients anywhere in the state.

Brett Law train accident attorneys have been helping personal injury victims for over 40 years. We understand that as a railroad accident victim, you may be overwhelmed and suffering from emotional, physical and financial burdens. Brett Law lawyers strive to return victims of railroad accidents to the life they led prior to their injury. While monetary compensation cannot change the past, it can help victims and their families worry less about the economic side of their future.



Railroads have a legal obligation to provide adequate safety for passengers and crew. Unfortunately, the Federal Railroad Administration reported over 13,000 accident/incidents in 2004. More than 8,000 people were injured and almost 960 people died.

A railroad must provide a reasonably safe workplace for the benefit and protection of its employees. When a railroad fails to ensure the safety of its workers by providing safe tools and equipment, by delivering adequate training and supervision, or by warning employees of hazardous conditions, they can be found negligent. Employees who have been injured and families of those killed in a railroad accident are able to seek reparation of their damages. Passengers or bystanders injured due to a railroad accident may also seek personal injury damages if negligence can be proven.

If you are a railroad worker, please remember that you could be a party to litigation against the employing railroad for your own injuries under FELA. Whenever a worker is injured or killed, the railroad begins to collect information to defeat the personal injury or wrongful death claim. To protect yourself: obtain the best medical care possible; make note of names and addresses of all potential witnesses; avoid giving a statement until you have spoken to a lawyer or union representative (the people who are taking the statement are trained to obtain damaging information in a manner you will not detect); finally, speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.


If you have been injured in a railroad accident anywhere in Washington State, or have lost someone to a railroad related death, Brett Law lawyers can help make certain that you receive prompt, full and just compensation for medical costs, future medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earning capacity, as well as for general damages for pain and suffering.

To learn what we have been able to recover for other victims of railroad accidents, see examples in case results.

At Brett Law - Washington's Injury Lawyers, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys give proactive attention to the needs of each client. We help by coordinating medical payments, organizing documentation and supporting each client through the sometimes difficult claims process. Since insurance companies know our firm’s determination to litigate cases when a settlement offer is inadequate, we are usually able to resolve railroad accident and injury claims through negotiation. Call the attorneys at Brett Law PLLC today at 800-925-1875, 360-714-0900, or contact us via our online form. We work with railroad accident clients across Washington State from our offices in Seattle, Everett, Spokane, Vancouver, Bellingham and Mount Vernon.

Frequently Asked Questions about Railroad Collisions.