On Thursday March 25 Jeff Heitzmann was involved in a fatal train derailment accident in Washburn ND. Heitzmann was employed as a conductor on the train when the accident occurred. Police report that an embankment collapsed which caused the train’s five engines to derail. Two of the engines rolled down a small hill into a creek bed. Heitzmann was killed in the accident. Officials are still investigating the exact details behind the accident.
Losing a loved one in this kind of accident is a devastating experience. Investigation may show that the victims death was caused by someone elses negligence. If this is found to be the case the victims family may wish to file a lawsuit. Unfortunately this is almost never an easy task. I have worked on cases like these for twenty years and in my experience both individuals and organizations will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid accepting liability for the death of another person. But the truth is that the law is designed to protect the victims and their families in these situations. With an experienced construction accident attorney helping you build a strong suit you can make sure that those liable for your loved ones death are held accountable for their negligence.