Railroad Accident Attorneys
Pottroff Law Office, P.A. is a law firm whose primary objective is railroad crossing safety. Our train accident lawyers co-counsel with attorneys all over the country involving railroad cases such as vehicle/train crossing accidents, derailments, and pedestrian/train accidents. Over 90% of our caseload involves railroad law. Our attorneys are some of the nation's top railroad safety advocates, and they are well versed in complex railroad laws and regulations. As other lawyers can attest, our firm is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible peer review rating.
Both of our associate attorneys have nearly a decade of experience litigating railroad cases, and our train accident lawyer Bob Pottroff has been named the "one of the best railroad crossing lawyers in the United States" by Lewis Laska, publisher and editor of the Railroad Liability Monitor. Finding justice for victims of railroad crossing accidents is not simply our job, it is our passion. We offer free initial consultation to anyone who has been involved in or knows someone who has been involved in any of the following railroad accidents:
- Railroad Crossing Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Rail Passenger Safety
- Non-Railroad Employees
- Brain Injuries
Firm leader Bob Pottroff is the nation's leading train crossing accident lawyer. Mr. Pottroff's long career of large-scale successes has brought him countless awards and recognitions. He was elected to the presidency of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (KTLA) in 2006, is a sustaining member and key speaker for the American Association for Justice, and at this writing is a state delegate to this prestigious professional organization. Recently, Mr. Pottroff was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an organization selecting only the top 1% of attorneys in the U.S. and Canada, for his noted success as a train accident lawyer.
At Pottroff Law Office, P.A., we care about our clients and are committed to serving their needs in a timely manner. Our team approach provides clients with someone who will listen, someone who will understand and someone with whom they want to entrust an important part of their life. We are not a large, intimidating law firm; we have an informal office environment designed to put clients at ease. We strive to be great advocates by continually working to master the tools of our profession. Those tools include an understanding of the law, the legal system and our clients' needs. Our train accident lawyers seek excellence through constant self- improvement and by building quality relationships with our clients.
It is a Lawyer's Duty to Assist in Improving the Legal System
"Law is the business to which my life is devoted and I should show less than devotion if I did not do what was in me to improve it." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
As trial lawyers, we have chosen to represent the injured, the defenseless and the oppressed. Our choice carries with it additional duties. Not only do we owe our clients the duties every lawyer owes to every client, we have the heightened duty to protect the rights of our clients. In fact, all lawyers licensed to practice in Kansas have been provided a certificate that recognizes such a duty. The certificate provided to each Kansas attorney, signed by all the Kansas Supreme Court Justices, specifically provides:
"[We] will neither delay nor deny the rights of any person through malice, for lucre, or from any unworthy desire."
Although the certificate to practice law in Kansas does not create an affirmative duty to protect the rights of the injured, the defenseless or the oppressed, it does recognize our special duty toward "the rights of any person." Certificates in other states do not focus on the rights of others.
Committed to Ethics
We believe that lawyers have a duty to represent those who cannot represent themselves. The majority of Americans cannot afford to send advocates to Congress like large businesses can, thus the lawyers of the Bar should represent the interests of the people who cannot afford lobbyists. We are firmly opposed to so-called "ambulance chasers" - lawyers who use runners to solicit clients at the scene of an accident. This practice is unethical, illegal, and shows disrespect towards victims. Our attorneys are explicitly against such practices and strive to form partnerships with other like-minded attorneys committed to justice and ethics. We work only with other law firms respected for high ethical standards to ensure that our clients receive nothing short of absolute respect and dignity and that the integrity of our legal system is upheld.
At Pottroff Law Office, P.A. we take our duties as advocates of the people quite seriously. For example, our lawyers frequently lecture on railroad safety and actively campaign for changes to railroad crossing litigation. Armed with extensive knowledge about litigation involving train crossing accidents, our attorneys feel they must do all they can to prevent railroad crossing deaths.
We believe it is our job to make the world better through the legal system. That is our higher goal and we have a record of safety improvements to show for it. When we take your case, we fight not only for you, but for the greater good. Our track record of success is reflected both in the many referrals we get from other lawyers and former clients, particularly for cases involving train crossing accidents. The train accident attorneys of Pottroff Law Office, P.A. also have won a substantial number of reported cases on appeal against some of the most prestigious law firms in the country. Our experience, determination, and innovation enable us to deliver results even in the most complex cases. The law firm you choose makes a difference. Contact our lawyers today and we'll put our experience to work for you.