Train Accidents

Due to the size and speed of the machinery, the magnitude of a train accident is quite unlike anything else. Unfortunately, even with today’s technology, safety is not guaranteed. The Federal Railroad Administration reports that more than one third of all train accidents in the United States are due to human error.[1]

Whether the accident was due to negligence or another factor, your rights as a victim need to be honored. At Duepner Law, we can help ensure that you receive the appropriate compensation for your losses.

The effects of a train accident can be truly devastating. Let us navigate the legal issues on your behalf.

Many train lines are operated by government agencies or owned by a municipality. So when accidents occur, these organizations will quickly hire a team of lawyers. You and your loved ones should do the same. Contact our office to learn more about our process: (317) 886-4304

Duepner Law offers free consultations for personal injury cases. There is no fee unless we recover a settlement for your claim.

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Know Your Rights—Indiana Train Accidents

We tend to hear about terrible car accidents more often than train accidents. Yet the scope of the railway system presents multiple opportunities for something to go wrong. There are 3,786 miles of rail across the state of Indiana.[2]  Although rare, collisions and other incidents do occur.

Duepner Law is here to help victims who have been injured in any type of train accident. Whether the accident was caused by human error, an equipment failure, or other hazardous conditions in the railyard or at a railroad crossing, we’re here to help fight for your rights.

  • Were you a passenger on a train?
  • Were you struck by a train as a motorist or pedestrian?
  • Are you a railroad worker who was injured on the job?
  • Was your loved one killed as a result of a train accident?

No matter where you were located during the accident, or the extent of your injuries, please don’t hesitate to contact Duepner Law to discuss the potential outcomes for your case. With one quick phone call, we can begin to review the events of the accident and the statute of limitations against the injuries you have suffered.

How Duepner Law Can Help

Personal injury cases are complex, and train accidents can be especially challenging because there could be multiple parties involved in the legal proceedings who don’t have your best interests in mind. We’re here to change that.


You may be entitled to significant compensation as a result of the accident. In order to reach a fair settlement, we need to determine what your case is actually worth. Once those details are in order, we can help ensure that you receive the necessary funds to support your recovery, both for the short-term and long-term.


As the victim of a train accident, you will often be burdened with both economic and non-economic losses. Those with direct financial values may include costly medical bills, rehabilitation costs, mental health counseling, and property damage. We work to assess all of the damages incurred. In some instances, there may be future expenses to consider, as well.


The insurance provider, railroad company, or even the government may have already contacted you to contest your personal injury claim. By taking your case, our legal team can handle those communications on your behalf. Let us handle the logistics while you focus on healing.

Working with us is completely free if we don’t win. By taking on your case, we can help you and your loved ones secure what you’re owed.

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What Caused the Train Accident?

While it’s common to refer to certain situations as “accidents,” in reality, train accidents are rarely “freak occurrences.” Oftentimes, there were plenty of steps or preventative measures that could have prevented the accident from ever happening.

At Duepner Law, we analyze the root cause of the accident to determine who is at fault. Injuries and fatalities can result from any number of causes. If the accident was related to any of the following categories, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your loss.


The railway companies need to be held responsible for ensuring their trains are safe for both passengers and employees. A malfunction with the brakes, faulty communications equipment, or other mechanical defects can easily cause a train accident. Even broken handrails on the locomotive or the rail cars can contribute to a personal injury case.

Reports show that an average of 8,953 railway accidents and incidents occur across the country every year.[3]


Workers who are distracted or fatigued can end up causing a massive train accident with just one minor error. In other scenarios, the influence of alcohol or drugs may have compromised their job performance. Any individual who was meant to be in charge of safety operations should be held accountable if their negligence resulted in you being injured.


There are outside factors that can also contribute to a train accident, such as defective or broken rails, warning light malfunctions, or issues related to the gates at a railroad crossing or station. Were the appropriate safety features in place at the time of the accident? Or do we need to take legal action? The railroad company may be found liable for your injuries. Let’s discuss your options for moving forward.

Duepner Law Personal Injury Attorneys

Train accidents are serious, and if you or a loved one has experienced that trauma first-hand, then you might feel like your life will never be the same. Nothing can undo the pain and suffering. But by taking your case, our personal injury attorneys will work to secure the compensation you are owed.

Duepner Law offers free consultations for personal injury cases. There is no fee unless we recover a settlement for your claim.

Start with a 5-Minute Call: (317) 886-4304

You pay nothing to have your injury case evaluated by an attorney at Duepner Law. If you believe you are being strong-armed into an unfair settlement by the insurance companies or another at-fault party, please contact our team.