Both railroad workers and train passengers are at risk of sustaining serious injuries, should an accident occur. Unfortunately, accidents involving trains and railroads are far from uncommon, and if you’ve been injured in such an accident, you can turn to a competent Monroe, Louisiana railroad accident lawyer from Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson for the experienced legal representation you deserve. Contact us so we can take a look at your case.
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Unfortunately, as you may know, accidents can happen virtually anywhere and at any time. When someone is hurt in a railroad accident, they need competent legal counsel who can help them recover the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson has over 100 years of combined legal experience in the field, and they can put that experience to work in your case.
Common Causes of Railroad Accidents
It’s no secret that railroad workers often are exposed to dangerous and unsafe conditions. Just some of the most common occupational hazards and injuries railroad workers face are as follows:
- High-voltage electricity exposure
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Hot metal surfaces, leading to burns
- Slippery/oily surfaces
- Falling cardo
- Negligent supervisors
- Unsafe railyard conditions
- Repetitive movement injuries
- Defective tools
If you were hurt as a railroad worker while on the job, you will most likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, and, in some cases where a third party who is not your employer is liable, you may even have a valid third-party personal injury claim. All railroad workers who’ve been injured on the job should strongly consider speaking with a railroad accident lawyer from our legal team as soon as they can.
Common Causes of Train Accidents
Though railroad worker injuries are more common than actual train accidents, train accidents, unfortunately, are not unheard of here in Louisiana. Some of the most frequent causes of train accidents are as follows:
- Neglectful train operators
- Stalled vehicles
- Broken warning signals
- Trains moving at excessive speeds
- Mechanical failures
- Defective or faulty train parts
- Defective train tracks
If you were injured as a passenger on a train, please don’t hesitate to speak with our firm as soon as you can. Note that the statute of limitations prohibits injured parties from seeking compensation after a certain period of time, so it’s always best to retain competent representation at once.
Contact a Railroad Accident Lawyer Today
The bottom line is that after sustaining a serious injury in a railroad accident, you’d be best served with a hard-charging team of personal injury attorneys in your corner. Contact Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated personal injury law firm.