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Railroad Accidents

Kansas City Railroad Accident Lawyers

Were You Hit by a Train at an Unguarded Crossing?

Unmarked railroad crossings are among the most dangerous places on our roads. Railroads are negligent when a crossing arm doesn’t work, or warning signals fail to sound.

Railroad companies are required by law to ensure that road crossings are well marked, safe for traffic, and that lights and rail gates and guards are operational. Unfortunately, many people are seriously injured and killed every year at unsafe crossings. A series of recent Supreme Court rulings, however, has come down on the side of railroad management. As such, winning a fair settlement for negligence is becoming increasingly difficult. An experienced attorney is an essential resource if you or a loved one have been injured in a railroad accident.

To schedule a free consultation with our railroad accident attorneys in Kansas City, send us a message or call (816) 542-5999.

Chariton County Amtrak Derailment

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman is currently reviewing potential claims from victims involved in the fatal Amtrak derailment near Mendon, Missouri on May 27, 2022.

While federal regulators are investigating the incident and possible causes, new information has been released regarding potential failures to clear vegetation near the crossing after the Chariton County commission alerted both MoDOT and BNSF Railway (the owner of the railroad) about visibility issues approximately a month before the crash. This preliminary information, as well as other findings to come, could provide a basis for victims to hold responsible parties liable for their damages.

If you were injured in the Chariton County Amtrak crash or lost a loved one in the fatal derailment, our attorneys can evaluate your available legal options and discuss how we may be able to help you fight for justice. To request a FREE case review, call (816) 542-5999 or contact us online.

No Attorney Fees Unless We Help You Recover Compensation

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd. is one of the Kansas City region’s prominent personal injury law firms, representing injury victims and the families of wrongful death victims throughout the Midwest. Our attorneys have earned the highest recognition for our sharp focus on our clients’ needs.

We represent injury victims and families of wrongful death victims in railroad accident injury claims such as:

  • Crossing alarm failure
  • Crossing gate failure
  • Train derailment
  • Train engineer negligence
  • Passenger injuries
  • Failure to sound horn
  • Obstructed line of sight

Does Experience Really Make a Difference?

Over the next several weeks and months, you will be working closely with your attorney. You will have questions you need answered right away and legal options that need to be clearly explained. Our responsiveness and integrity have helped Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd. to be recognized as one of the area’s most successful personal injury and wrongful death law firms. We honestly care about helping you get the resources your family needs until your case is resolved.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Contact our Kansas City railroad crossing accidents lawyers to learn more about our record of success. Our experienced trial attorneys represent clients in cases throughout Missouri, Kansas, and the Midwest.

You can also call us toll free at (816) 542-5999 to arrange a free consultation. If you can’t come to us, we’ll try our best to come to you.


We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You
  • “I highly recommend this practice. Richard Budden was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and realistic with my expectations. He and his team were always quick to respond and handled all of my concerns ...”

    - Sarah B.
  • “After our son’s birth injury, it was our ultimate goal to determine what had really happened during his delivery. With the help of Shamberg, Johnson, & Bergman, we were able to get some answers and ...”

    - Katy Brown
  • “Highly recommend this firm. They were professional and helped us understand the whole process while working with them. David was very down to Earth and excellent to work with.”

    - Amanda H.
  • “David Morantz and his team were so very helpful and compassionate during an extremely difficult time in my life. They were very knowledgeable regarding laws governing our situation and gave perfect ...”

    - Deanna B.
  • “This firm, specifically, David Morantz, was a huge help in the case that I had over the past few years. All the members of the law firm that helped with everything put in tireless hours to give the ...”

    - Jeff K.

What Makes Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Different?

  • Highly Respected in Our Field

    Our attorneys are well-established in various areas of practice, including Attorney Lynn R. Johnson, who is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

  • A Legacy of Excellence

    We have a longstanding history of exemplary legal representation dating back to 1949, but are committed to leveraging forward-thinking practices and technology for the benefit of our clients.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    While most of our cases result in successful settlements, our willingness to go to trial enables us to secure more favorable outcomes.

  • A Network of Support

    We work to ensure that you receive the resources you need after an injury, including medical care, access to experts, emotional and financial support.

  • Committed to Our Community

    Our advocacy does not stop in the courtroom - it extends into our support for various local organizations that benefit our community.

  • Personal, Hands-On Attention

    All members of our team, including partners, associates and paralegals, are committed to providing direct contact and clear communication.

Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman Bringing Dedication & Determination To Every Case

There are many very good reasons for choosing the attorneys of SJB to represent you. Law firms have different skills, different areas of expertise and different ways of approaching cases. Find out about our firm’s strengths, successes on behalf of our clients, and more importantly, the five reasons why you should hire us.


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