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Buckley & Buckley, LLC Civil Trial Lawyers
Personal Injury Defense and Insurance Coverage

Railroad Law


Attorneys at Buckley & Buckley have defended railroad companies in State & Federal courts in Missouri and Illinois for over 20 years. Its attorneys have helped railroads resolve FELA, trespasser, automobile, crossing and premises liability cases through both settlement and trial.

The firm has handled FELA claims arising from all types of rail operations, including Rail Car Shops, Locomotive Shops, Hump Operations, and the Transportation of Freight. Its attorneys have defended railroads in serious accidents where the National Transportation Safety Board has been involved in the investigation of the accident.

Buckley & Buckley attorneys have tried railroad cases to verdict in both Missouri and Illinois courts and have represented railroads in the state Courts of Appeals.


Buckley & Buckley attorneys have been called to the scene of serious accidents and train collisions in both Missouri and Illinois and have provided advice to Railroads on accident investigation and to railroad Operating Personnel in connection with National Transportation Safety Board Investigations.

Buckley & Buckley attorneys have been called upon on numerous occasions to interpret and enforce industry track agreements, indemnity provisions in contracts, and private crossing agreements.

The firm also has interpreted Insurance provisions in Agreements between railroads and third parties, determining the existence of coverage. Firm partners have assisted short line railroads in obtaining coverage when coverage was disputed by an insurance carrier.

Firm attorneys have also negotiated an Industry Track Agreement with a Class I railroad, on behalf on an industry.

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