Train Accidents And FELA Claims
In our daily travels, drivers take for granted the railroad crossings they pass. Drivers trust they will be able to pass them without incident, and that the safety features of the train and the railroad crossing will function properly when needed. When that trust is violated, it can lead to serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, the attorneys of Colley Shroyer & Abraham will stand by your side. If you work for the railroad and suffer an injury, you will need to make a FELA claim.
If a railroad crossing accident or train derailment or injury while working for the railroad has led to a serious personal injury, such as brain injury, spinal injury, or if a railroad crossing accident has caused the wrongful death of a loved one, we can help. We have fought to find people responsible for such accidents and hold them accountable for their actions. We will fight for you.
When we say we will fight for you, we mean it. At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, our attorneys are not afraid to take a case to trial. We have built a reputation for taking cases to trial. Our experience arguing cases in front of a jury is impressive, and the opposition knows our reputation. They know that we are willing to take your case all the way to get you the compensation you deserve. When we approach opposing parties with a settlement offer, they understand what can happen if they reject our offer.
Train accidents have many causes. The most common is a failure of safety features, such as the train crossing gates, train whistles or lights. The driver’s view of a train itself may be obscured by buildings or other impediments. Other causes include mechanical failures that cause train derailment. Such problems can be exacerbated when the locomotive engineer fails to sound the horn upon approaching a crossing. A crucial step in getting you justice is conducting a thorough investigation of the factors that caused the accident. We will dig deep to get all the facts of your case out in the open. We are thorough in our preparation to help you get what you deserve.
- 1,800,000 Settlement: A high school senior was hit by a Conrail train in Hilliard. The track had lights but no gates. The crossing had site restrictions making it difficult to see a train.