Trains help commuters across Missouri and Southern Illinois get to work and companies transport millions of dollars’ worth of goods every day. But recent news headlines show that train accidents can happen at anytime, and they often result in severe injuries or even death.

Causes of Train Accidents

Train accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Derailments
    Poorly engineered track components, railway obstructions, or environmental damage to train equipment can cause trains to run off their tracks.
  • Improper Operation
    Speeding, signal errors, or mistakes behind the controls may lead to accidents with motor vehicles or other trains.
  • Poor Maintenance
    Accidents can happen when railroad companies fail to maintain important safety equipment, such as train braking systems or railway crossing signals.

We’re Here to Help

If you’ve been injured in a train accident in Missouri or Illinois, Cofman Townsley is here to hold railroad companies accountable for their negligence so you can focus on getting better. We’ll conduct investigations, retain expert witnesses, and do everything we can to build a strong claim on your behalf.

Whether you’re a motorist, passenger, or rail worker, our train accident lawyers can help you get the money you need to cover your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages after a train accident. Fill out our free and easy form, or call (314) 499-1190 to talk to a member of our team, today.