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Injured in the Mendon, MO Train Crash? Contact Goza & Honnold to Speak to an Experienced Train Accident Attorney

July 7, 2022 | Personal Injury

The skilled train accident lawyers at Goza & Honnold are investigating legal claims related to the train crash that took place on June 27 near Mendon, Missouri. If you were or a loved one was injured in this crash, contact our office today. We can discuss your potential case during a free consultation.

The crash, which is currently under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), occurred when an Amtrack train bound for Chicago struck a dump truck and derailed at a railroad crossing outside of Mendon. BNSF Railway Company owns the track in this area. The collision tragically killed several people and caused serious injuries to more than 100. Our office has been retained to represent passengers affected by this crash, and we are available to help you and your loved ones.

What caused the crash?

NTSB is still looking into the cause of the crash but reported that the train was traveling at 87 mph at the time of impact. It is possible the train was overcrowded when it reached the site of the accident. The crossing where the accident took place is uncontrolled, meaning there are no gates or flashing lights to alert motorists to an oncoming train. News reports indicate the crossing presented a well-known danger because of the lack of warning measures, the steepness of the grade, the angle of the track at the crossing, and the vegetation blocking vision.

It will be many months before we have the results of the NTSB probe, but in the meantime, Goza & Honnold is gathering evidence. We are reviewing the events of that day and examining all potential areas of negligence.

How many people were involved?

The train was carrying was carrying 12 crew members and 275 passengers at the time of the crash. The dump truck, owned by Missouri-based MS Contracting, had one occupant. Four people died, including three train passengers and the driver of the dump truck. Approximately 150 people were injured in the crash.

Why should I talk to a lawyer?

The Amtrak passengers and their families deserve to learn what and who is responsible for this tragedy and deserve accountability from any at-fault parties. The attorneys at Goza & Honnold recognize the varied ways an accident like this affects our clients’ lives, and we work diligently to pursue justice on their behalf. We can help you understand your legal options and fight for maximum compensation.

Contact Goza & Honnold for a Free Consultation

Contact Goza & Honnold today to schedule a no-cost consultation with one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys. You can reach our office by calling (913) 451-3433, or you can use our Contact form to tell us about your case.