Atlanta Railroad Injury Lawyers
We’ve Recovered Millions on Behalf of Our Clients
Although many American households have at least one car nowadays, the railway systems are still an integral part of the U.S. transportation system. Whether you are traveling on a train, working on a train, or near a train, these massive locomotives can cause significant damage when things go wrong. Unfortunately, train accidents often result in catastrophic injuries for workers, passengers, and those that are close to the tracks. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
At ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC, our Atlanta railroad injury attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that victims of train accidents are fairly and fully compensated. We have many years of collective experience and vast knowledge of the complexities involved in railroad injury claims.
We have a proven track record of obtaining maximum compensation for all kinds of train accident victims, including:
- Individuals hit at a crossing
- Railroad workers injured on/by a train
- Injured commuter riders
Formulating a Successful Railroad Injury Claim
When someone else's negligence is the cause of your injuries, no matter what type of accident, that party should be held liable for your losses. When you have been injured in a railroad accident, it can be intimidating to file a claim for compensation against a large railroad company. In addition, the laws regarding these types of cases are difficult to understand, and it can be challenging to prove fault, even if it seems obvious to you.
Fortunately, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to go up against even the most powerful corporations. When you let us handle your case, we can identify the liable parties and help you pursue all available avenues of compensation.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to build a claim for compensation based on:
- Unlawful speeding
- Conductor or railroad worker fatigue
- Faulty signals, lights, or crossing gates
- Poor maintenance of train or tracks
- Hazardous railroad crossing
- Objects protruding from the train
- Employee mistake due to improper hiring or inexperience
- Violations of safety rules, laws, or regulations
- Mechanical defects in the engine or cars
- Failure to balance cargo
Railroad Worker and AMTRAK Accident FELA Attorneys
In 1908, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) was enacted to protect railroad workers against employer negligence. The FELA ensures that railroad workers, engineers, brakemen, switchmen and other Amtrak and railroad employees or their families obtain compensation for injuries sustained on the job site or as a result of misconduct by the railroad company or in the event of a wrongful death to allow recovering just compensation for any work-related injuries.
The laws of the FELA are comparable to that of workers’ compensation. However, railroad employees are required to demonstrate that their injuries were directly caused by the negligence of their employer. For this reason, it is crucial to hire an experienced legal team to ensure that you can recover maximum compensation for your injuries. If you have sustained injury on the job or as a result of the work you do on the railroad that resulted in medical treatment, lost time from work, or disability and pain, our Atlanta railroad injury FELA lawyers are here to combat your employer’s lawyers to help you secure the money you are owed.
Trial Lawyers College
All three attorneys are graduates from the Trial Lawyers College.
We will never stop working until we get the best possible outcome for our clients.
Our firm takes on a small caseload to ensure that your case receives the attention that it deserves.
Over $10 Million recovered for our personal injury clients. Our Attorneys are known for setting records in hard cases.
Our firm offers free consultations. It is important to us that we have the opportunity to get to know our clients in order to obtain the best result.
At ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC, our attorneys have over four decades of combined legal experience.