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Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailments

Provide its members with coordinated litigation support in order to assist lawyers in preparing their clients' cases for trial. Support will include assistance in verifying the accuracy of the defendants' responses to legitimate discovery requests, and thereby will reduce the expense incurred when an injured person exercises his right to seek legal redress.

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Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailments

Railroad/highway crossing and derailments have caused substantial personal and property damage. Traumatic injuries are common in crossing cases. Additionally, hazardous and ultrahazardous materials are often transported by the railroad and, in the event of crossing crashes and derailments, these materials often cause substantial risk. Railroad/highway crossing and derailment matters have caused substantial, traumatic, and long-term damages for many years. The railroad has consistently denied any responsibility and fought all attempts at liability.

The Group will provide its members with coordinated litigation support to assist lawyers in preparing their clients' cases for trial. Support will include assistance in verifying the accuracy of the defendants' responses to legitimate discovery requests, and thereby will reduce the expense incurred when an injured person exercises his right to seek legal redress.

The Group receives, catalogues, and stores documents, depositions, briefs, information on expert witnesses, and other materials related to railroad/highway crossing and derailment matters. The Group makes such information available to members. There are currently over 1000 key documents, depositions, and expert materials in storage.

Further, the Group plans educational programs concerning railroads, railroad/highway crossings, railroad/highway safety standards, railroad operations, and other related matters in conjunction and coordination with AAJ.

Meetings:

AAJ Annual Convention

Membership:

Open to Regular, Sustaining, Life, Leaders Forum, and President's Club members.

Dues:

$200/attorney

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