Railroad Accidents

Passenger and freight trains criss-cross the state of Connecticut daily.  Many people take a commuter train to work every day.  The railroad employs hundreds of engineers and other workers.  Thankfully railroad accidents and derailments are becoming less and less frequent.  When they occur, however, they often result in serious injury.  This is particularly so when a train strikes a car or pedestrian.  If you have been injured in a railroad accident as a rail passenger, railroad employee, car passenger or pedestrian, Cooper Sevillano can help.

 

Railroad accident claims can be particularly complex.  The injuries involved are particularly severe and may result in death.  In addition, the potential causes of the accident may be difficult to identify.  A given railroad accident may result from mechanical failure, design flaws, engineer error, defective signals or dangerous crossings, inclement weather, maintenance failures or a combination of these causes.  In addition, if you are a railroad worker who was injured on the job, you will not qualify for state workers compensation and, instead, must bring a claim for compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).

 

At Cooper Sevillano, we have significant experience representing those who have been injured in railroad accidents including railroad employees making claims for compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).  We are first and foremost experienced trial attorneys.  As with any personal injury claim, we utilize state of the art technology and retain the best experts to present your claim in the most effective way at trial.

 

Claims Handled on a Contingency Basis

 

Remember that all of our cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis which means we are only paid when we win a case and recover money for our clients.  If you or someone you love has been injured in a railroad accident or is a railroad worker who was injured or killed on the job, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation at  (203) 366-0660 or email us at info@coopersevillano.com

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