If you or a loved one suffered serious injury in a railroad accident—or if you are a railroad worker who was hurt on the job or you have been diagnosed with an occupational illness—you should know that the laws governing these cases are complex. You may have only a limited amount of time to build a case and file a claim. Immediate action may be required in order to protect your rights.
At the New Orleans law firm of Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson, we help Louisiana railroad accident victims recover compensation for severe and catastrophic personal injuries or the tragic loss of a loved one. We provide focused personal attention to each case, and clients work directly with an experienced attorney, not a paralegal or assistant.
In addition to serious and catastrophic injury sustained in a train wreck or railroad crossing accident, our lawyers are particularly interested in cases involving railroad workers who have suffered any of the following:
Time may be short to file a claim. We encourage you to contact our offices today to discuss your rights and legal options in a consultation with an experienced Louisiana railroad accident lawyer.
Accident and injury claims filed by railway workers are governed by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Unlike workers’ compensation, FELA requires injured railroad workers to prove that the railroad was fully or partially to blame for the accident, on-the-job exposure or other situation that led to the worker’s injury or illness.
Though the legal complexities facing an injured railroad accident victim may be greater, the amount of potential recovery may also be greater due to the often serious or catastrophic nature of railroad injuries. In these situations, insurance companies often fight very hard to minimize the payout to victims.
An experienced attorney’s focused attention may be required to protect your rights and aggressively advocate for your recovery. That is what you will find at Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson. Our firm’s multilingual capabilities make us a logical choice to represent Spanish- or French-speaking clients.
For help in recovery after a serious motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident, call us at 504-523-6496 or contact our firm by e-mail to schedule a consultation with an experienced New Orleans personal injury attorney. We work hard to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.