Serious Railroad Injuries And FELA
Trains pass through Connecticut every day, crossing many roadways carrying traffic and pedestrians. The push to eliminate existing at-grade crossings will take years to complete, and train accidents continue to occur. At the law firm of Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, we represent individuals who are injured and the families of those who are killed in these often catastrophic vehicle accidents.
While legal matters for injured drivers and train passengers are similar to those in other personal injury cases, there are unique liability issues to be addressed for railroad employees during an investigation or claim following a train accident. Workers injured or killed in train crashes or other work-related accidents are not covered by regular personal injury laws. Their claims are addressed under the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA. Our skilled train accident lawyers are prepared to assist clients with the complex and often frustrating FELA claim processes involving detailed paperwork, filing deadlines and other difficult procedures required to pursue claims against a potentially negligent railroad.
Worker Injuries | FELA Claims | Wrongful Death
Contact Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, online, or call us at 203-896-4631 for a free initial consultation regarding your train accident claim. We help protect the rights of injured clients by initiating existing benefits for immediate needs such as medical expenses and lost wages. We also represent their best interests in pursuing fair compensation for ongoing health care, loss in quality of life, and in cases of wrongful death for the trauma of losing a loved one.
Our experienced New Haven area railroad accident lawyers have successfully handled many types of train accidents and related events involving catastrophic injury and death, such as:
- Train crashes and derailments
- Train crossing or crossing arm safety
- Equipment malfunctions and failures
- Poor training and maintenance
- Train crew negligence
- Rail yard accidents
Attorneys with Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC have been recognized by their peers. James G. Williams has earned the AV Preeminent rating, and Kevin P. Walsh and Michael F. O’Connor have earned the BV Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.*
We Conduct A Thorough Evaluation
Whether there is a collision with a car or truck at a crossing, an incident caused by improper lookout or other operational negligence, even office-related injuries to railroad workers, we will thoroughly evaluate any fault by the railroad company or other parties. Because Amtrak and other rail carriers have original jurisdiction in federal courts, many cases we handle are filed there. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Connecticut state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.
From injuries and medical costs, to liability and compensation, we address all the key factors in a potential railroad negligence case. We have helped our clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, and we are ready to represent you or your family against the negligent acts of others.
Contact Us For A Free, Confidential Consultation
If you are seriously injured, or your family suffers a wrongful death claim due to a train accident, contact the experienced personal injury and railroad accident lawyers at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, online or call us at 203-896-4631.
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.