By Anders Blewett
A massive railroad accident recently occurred in Montana a couple hundred miles west of Great Falls. The accident occurred early in the morning on Wednesday, September 4th and investigators have yet to declare the cause of the train derailment. It has been reported that 24 cars out of 66 derailed, and 4 cars partially landed in the Clark Fork River. According to reports, the train was carrying forest product and the track was damaged in the railroad accident and it took nearly 48 hours for the track to be reopened. Fortunately, in this case, it appears no injuries were reported. However, most railroad accidents do not end as well. On the day before this train derailment, a community shared in the grief caused by a devastating train accident and held a vigil for another vehicle-train accident victim who was fatally injured when her minivan was hit by a Norfolk Southern freight train.
When we hear of these railroad accidents it reminds us that while such accidents may be uncommon, they are frequently devastating. Our firm’s railroad accident lawyers here in Great Falls are prepared to handle the complexities that arise in litigation involving railroad accidents in Montana. Our firm’s founder John Hoyt, was an early pioneer of railroad law in Montana and established himself as a vigorous defender of the rights of rail workers injured in railroad accidents. His representation of railroad injury victims has helped shape the law and protected the rights of railroad workers when they are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our head attorney, Zander Blewett, has been nationally recognized as a railroad accident lawyer for his advocacy of railroad workers. Our firm is proud to stand up for the victims of railroad accidents and guide injured railroad workers through Montana’s legal system. Learn more about our substantial verdicts in railroad accident cases, as well as your rights under FELA (The U.S. Congress enacted this law in 1908 specifically to protect railroad workers who are injured or disabled while on the job).
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a railroad accident, whether as a worker or member of the public, contact a Montana personal injury law firm with railroad accident lawyers in Great Falls who have the demonstrated the ability to obtain you type of results you deserve.