St. Louis Missouri Railroad Crossing Accident Attorney Lawyer
Railroad Accident | Railroad Crossing | Train Injury | Personal Injury
If you or a family member is injured at a railroad crossing or as the result of railroad operations, you should contact our office immediately. You can expect the railroad to have its investigators and claims handlers on the scene within minutes, intending to build its defense. In cases like these it’s imperative to have someone who will protect your interests from the outset. My office is familiar with railroad operations and can assist you in pursuing your claim.
Railroad employees who are in railyard or other train-related accidents can seek compensation against their employer under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). FELA allows a railway employee to seek relief for medical expenses, loss of income or earning potential, partial or permanent injury, and suffering caused by their misfortune. For both employees and non-employees, there is a strict statute of limitations for filing claims. FELA cases must be brought within three years of the accident date. If you were in an accident involving train or track operated and owned by a government entity, you may have as little as six months to notify the government of your intention to file a claim. Otherwise, you may be denied the right to seek damages.
Do Not Delay – Contact Us Today
In order to protect evidence, and preserve your personal injury lawsuit, it is critical to begin investigating your case immediately. Evidence and witnesses can disappear. It is important to document the important information in your Railroad Accident case soon after the incident. You should not delay in contacting one of our attorneys at 314.729.0803. We will begin investigating your case immediately.
For information about your personal injury case, and getting money you deserve, Contact Us at The Law Offices of Stephen J. Hoffmann.