Two national train companies run rail trains through Utah, and they are regulated by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). Norman J. Younker represents victims of UTA accidents, which involve a person who is on or in proximity of a train. Mr. Younker prepares his personal injury clients who have been injured on a train to receive compensation for their injuries.
There are 2 main owners of trains in the state of Utah. There's what we
think of traditionally as the railroad train that hauls cargo. Those are
owned by national train companies. More recently in the state of Utah, the
Utah Transit Authority has introduced a transit system that has become very
popular but has also resulted in a fairly significant increase in new train-
type injuries. Some of these injuries have resulted when there has been
adequate guardrails or inadequate warnings to pedestrians that have been
injured by trains. Many of those are fatal. There have also been accidents
that have resulted when there have been inadequate guards or inadequate
warnings to prevent cars from getting on the tracks in front of the trains.
Very often those injuries are fatal. Those are the more serious types of
injuries that have resulted from trains in the state of Utah, in recent
Yet I'll just add; there are other kinds of injuries that can occur on
trains; slip-and-fall injuries. If someone is accosted by a stranger on a
train, the train has some responsibility to protect passengers from other
passengers. If those kinds of injuries occur, the means to obtain fair
compensation is to contact a personal injury lawyer and begin by filing a
claim for compensation. If that does not result in a fair settlement or in
a fair award, then you would begin litigation.