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Georgia Railroad Crossing Accident Claims Attorneys

Across the expansive network of transportation infrastructure in the United States, there exist thousands of highway-railroad crossings, serving as vital intersections for millions of individuals traversing various routes daily. Whether they are privately owned crossings or those designated for public use, each railroad crossing harbors the potential for catastrophic consequences. Data compiled by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) underscores the gravity of the situation, revealing that in 2003 alone, there were a staggering 295 fatalities and 893 reported injuries stemming from incidents at railroad crossings across the nation. These statistics serve as sobering reminders of the inherent risks associated with railway intersections and the imperative need for heightened safety measures and awareness campaigns. At the Burnside Law Firm in Augusta and Athens, Georgia, we can meet with you and discuss your Georgia railroad crossing accident.

Railway Crossings Accident Liability

Significant efforts have been undertaken within the state to enhance railway crossings with the aim of mitigating train collisions. These measures encompass a spectrum of initiatives, from installing cutting-edge signaling technologies to implementing physical barriers and heightened public awareness campaigns. Regrettably, despite the strides made in bolstering safety measures, the incidence of fatalities and injuries resulting from such accidents persists at alarming rates.

Tragically, a disproportionate number of victims are young individuals, predominantly falling within the age bracket of 15 to 29 years old. This demographic is particularly vulnerable to accidents occurring at remote, rural railway crossings where factors such as limited visibility and sparse traffic control exacerbate the risk. The toll of these accidents extends beyond mere statistics, inflicting profound emotional and physical trauma on survivors and their families. In light of these realities, it is imperative for those affected to seek legal guidance promptly. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death as a consequence of a railroad crossing accident, we strongly encourage you to contact us to arrange a consultation with one of the experienced attorneys at Burnside Law Firm.

Much has been done in the state to improve crossings to prevent train collisions. Despite all that has been accomplished, far too many people are killed or injured in these types of accidents every year. Many of these are young people between the ages of 15 to 29 who were involved in accidents on rural railroad crossings. To speak to an attorney about an injury or wrongful death occurring at a railroad crossing accident, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

Accidents in Augusta and Athens Caused by Railroad Negligence

Numerous variables can culminate in a railroad crossing mishap resulting in severe injury or fatality. While certain accidents are preventable with basic precautions, the ramifications of negligence, particularly for railroad operators or conductors, can be catastrophic. A myriad of factors contribute to the occurrence of these accidents, including but not limited to:

  • Inadequately designed and marked railroad crossings, where deficient signage or poor visibility increases the likelihood of collisions.
  • Instances of trains surpassing designated speed limits, exacerbating the risk of accidents and reducing reaction time for both conductors and motorists.
  • Failures by train conductors to sound warning signals such as blowing the whistle or sounding horns at railroad crossings, which are critical auditory cues for nearby motorists.
  • Crossings lack sufficient enhancements in signage or safety measures, leaving motorists vulnerable to misjudging distances or overlooking oncoming trains.

Each of these factors underscores the importance of proactive safety measures and adherence to regulations within the railroad industry. Addressing these concerns not only reduces the incidence of accidents but also underscores the responsibility of railway operators to ensure the well-being of individuals utilizing roadways intersecting with rail lines. If you or someone you know has been impacted by a railroad crossing accident resulting from negligence, it is essential to seek legal counsel promptly to explore avenues for recourse and ensure accountability for those responsible.

Railroad Crossing Accident Claims Law Firm

Catastrophic injury claims against the railroad industry represent complex legal battles that demand meticulous attention to detail and extensive research. These cases entail navigating through a labyrinth of federal and state regulations, each governing various aspects of railway operations and safety protocols. From stringent guidelines on track maintenance to protocols dictating conductor responsibilities, the legal landscape surrounding railroad accidents is multifaceted and requires a thorough understanding of applicable laws and statutes.

Moreover, pursuing justice in the aftermath of a railroad accident necessitates a comprehensive investigation and analysis of the circumstances leading to the incident. Factors such as train speed, signaling compliance, crossing maintenance, and operator conduct all play pivotal roles in determining liability and securing compensation for victims of catastrophic injuries. Given the intricate nature of these cases, it is imperative to enlist the expertise of seasoned legal professionals with the requisite knowledge and experience in handling railroad accident claims.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a railroad accident, it is crucial to seek competent legal representation to advocate for your rights and pursue fair compensation for your losses. Burnside Law Firm specializes in handling complex personal injury cases, including those involving railroad accidents. Contact Burnside Law Firm in Augusta, Georgia, today to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We are committed to providing you with the guidance and support needed to navigate the legal complexities of your railroad accident claim and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

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2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320


325 North Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264