Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP is Investigating the Montana Amtrak Train Derailment.

Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP, a personal injury law firm with 95 years of experience representing victims of train accidents, is investigating the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Derailment, which occurred on Saturday, September 25, 2021 near Joplin, Montana.  The 10-car, 2-locomotive Empire Builder train was traveling between 75 and 78 miles per hour and derailed … Read more

Potential defendants in commercial vehicle accidents claims

Anyone in California confronted with the financial and emotional consequences of a vehicle accident might have questions about who they can recover damages from. Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are based on evidence of negligence. In legal claims following commercial vehicle accidents, there might be more parties than the truck drivers to name as defendants. … Read more

What is the current status of positive train control?

Positive Train Control (“PTC”) is an advanced technological safety system designed to stop a train automatically, in certain circumstances. If you work for a railroad, you have undoubtedly heard of PTC. Whether you are an engineer, conductor or passenger on a fast-moving train, you might take comfort in knowing there are safety systems available that … Read more

Commercial vehicle accidents involving improper load management

It is no secret that collisions involving commercial vehicles can have devastating results. While the concept of colliding with such a large vehicle may be harrowing enough as is, this might not be the only concern drivers in California might face as there are other ways for commercial vehicle accidents to occur. Tractor-trailers towing flatbed … Read more

Truck accidents and the effects of fatigue

Demanding schedules and long hours on California roads are just two examples of factors that increase the risks of fatigue for truck drivers. Succumbing to fatigue can be hazardous in various ways and such negligence inherently increases the chances that dangerous truck accidents may occur. Unfortunately, many might not be fully aware of how a … Read more

FELA injury claims: Hit-and-run driver injures railroad worker

Railroad construction workers in California and across the country face multiple work-related hazards. The risks increase when construction on railroad tracks occurs where the workers are also threatened by vehicular traffic. The threat was underscored by an incident involving a hit-and-run driver that occurred in another state on a recent Tuesday morning. Fortunately, railroad workers … Read more