Due to the nature of trains, i.e. their size and the speeds at which they travel, any accidents involving trains or railroads have the potential of causing great damage. Members of the public using railroad crossings and railroad employees are at the greatest risk of train accident injury, and we have represented both. If you or a loved one has suffered a railroad accident injury, you deserve the help of a personal injury attorney with more than 30 years’ experience.
Railroad Employees & FELA
Because working in railroad environments is so dangerous, Congress signed the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) into law as an added protection for railroad employees. FELA is a combination of personal injury law and workers’ compensation. The first tenet of FELA states that a railroad employee can only sue his or her employee for injury if the injury was caused by the negligence of either the company or one of its employees.
The other piece that separates FELA claims from typical personal injury claims is that any amount of negligence on the railroad’s part makes them liable, even if the employee also contributed to the accident. We’ve helped many railroad employees make successful claims that resulted in compensation.
Don’t Face This Alone
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, you shouldn’t bear the burden of your injury if it resulted from the irresponsible actions of someone else. We will go to bat with the involved parties and fight tirelessly on your behalf to get you the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.