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Train Crossings and Warning Signals

Today, there are hundreds of thousands of railroad, or grade, crossings in the United States. These grade crossings are particularly dangerous places for motorists, as a collision with a train is usually fatal. While some of the many accidents that occur on these crossings occur as the result of a variety of other causes, there are, unfortunately, many that occur as a result of inadequate warning signals – something that could easily be put in place to prevent such a tragic accident from happening.

If you have lost a loved one or suffered from traumatic injuries as a result of an accident at a railroad crossing due to lack of appropriate warning signs, an experienced legal professional can help you understand your rights and options for pursuing justice under the law. Contact a Kenosha car accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to find out how we can help you.

Required Signals

In order to prevent a serious accident between motor vehicles and trains from occurring, train companies or the municipalities responsible for the grade crossing are required to provide certain warning signals to motorists, such as:

  • Flashing lights
  • Marks on the roadway before the crossing
  • X – marks (crossbucks)
  • Gates
  • Circular advance warning signs

While not all of these signals are necessary at every train crossing, when the required signals are missing, not properly maintained, or hidden from sight, the consequences can be tragic and incomprehensible to those affected.

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With the support of a qualified Kenosha car accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., you may be able to get the justice you deserve following an accident caused by inadequate train crossing signs. Call 800-242-2874 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.

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