Railroad Property Damage Claims

In addition to causing deaths and injuries, train derailments and the actions of railroads cause extensive property damage. Railroad property damage claims can range from massive in scale, such a derailment causing millions of dollars in infrastructure damage, to small and local in nature, such as a railroad using or destroying property they falsely claim is theirs.

Some of the common types railroad property damage accidents that occur include:

  • Fires from train sparks
  • Train explosions
  • Oil car explosions
  • Train derailments
  • Railroad crossing accidents
  • Accidents stemming from a faulty track and other issues
  • Railroad cargo spilling or lost, such as toxic chemicals leaking or grain and coal spilling into private property or water sources
  • Debri left behind by maintenance and construction crews
  • Many others

For example, Bolt Hoffer Boyd attorney Joe Sayler represented an elderly couple whose dream home was destroyed by a North Dakota railroad company. In the wake of a derailment, the railroad had requested that small portion of the property be used to access the train tracks, promising that the property would be left better than new and they would be compensated. In actuality, the railroad dug up and stole hundreds of yards of the couple’s back yard to rebuild their train tracks, plowing under numerous mature trees and shifting the foundation of their house in the process. Despite their assurances, the railroad refused any compensation or to fix the property. Fortunately, with our help, the property was fully restored and the couple was fully compensated for their losses.

Our attorneys bring a great deal of experience and knowledge to your railroad accident case. A good train derailment and accident attorney knows the extent that railroad can cause property damage and the difficulty of dealing with railroad claim departments. Given our experience suing railroads and investigating accidents, we know how the railroad companies cut corners in order to save money and protect their public image.

Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm has experienced attorneys with the skills and drive necessary to fight against railroads, protect your rights, and prove that your railroad injury was caused by a negligent railroad carrier. Because no two cases are alike, we specifically tailor our legal representation to give each and every client specialized legal to the specific facts of their claim and will not stop until justice is achieved. We are 100% dedicated to every client we take on, no matter how big or small the case. We handle each case with care and commitment to getting you the compensation you need to get back to life as you know it. Contact us at Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm to schedule an initial consultation with railroad property damage attorney today.