Accidents on Railroad Property.
It goes without saying that everyone has the obligation to look and listen for a train before crossing a track. Experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyers Attorney Eric T. Kirk know that both the operator of the train, as well anyone crossing the rails, have the duty to use reasonable care to avoid an accident. But what about an injury that occurs on the railroad’s property, or on their right-of-way, but does not involve a train or a car accident. Unless the individual has permission to be on the property, they are considered trespassers, or what knowledgeable Baltimore personal injury lawyers know are called “bare licensees” under Maryland law. The railroad owes no duty of reasonable care to these individuals. The railroad would only be liable for injuries that it or its employees intentionally or wantonly caused. Vehicle accidents on at train crossings are relatively rare. Non-employee railroad accidents are perhaps rarer still.