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Practice Areas

While our law office focuses primarily on railroad workers rights and protections, we also handle a variety of personal injury cases.

Railroad Worker Rights and Protections

Railroad workers are covered by three distinct laws: one covers your injuries (FELA), one protects you from harassment if you’re a whistleblower at work (FRSA), and one covers any labor disputes that you may have with your Railroad employer (Railway Labor Act). The Railway Labor Act helps railroad workers interact with their employer while at work. The union that you belong to is the entity that helps with this law. For example, if you have a dispute at work that is labor related, or if you’re charged with a rule violation, your rights will come under the Railway Labor Act and you will be represented against the railroad by your union.

You can think of these three separate laws: one protects you if you get hurt at work, one protects you if are trying to make sure that the railroad is following their own safety rules and procedures, and the third law protects you with the help of your union against any labor disputes that you have on the job. 

Railroad Cases

We’ve handled dozens of these types of cases over the years and know the ins and outs of the laws that protect your rights and your future.

Personal Injury Cases

Driving an automobile is something that most of us do daily. With modern technology and distractions, it is not surprising there are so many automobile accidents each day.

Distracted driving has become a serious problem for drivers of all ages and vehicles, and 18-wheeler drivers are not immune to distracted driving. Our law firm handles cases for clients who have been seriously injured in auto accidents as well as in wrecks with 18-wheelers.

Types of Accidents:

  • 18-Wheeler Wrecks
  • Auto Accidents
  • Film Industry Accidents

Types of Injuries:

  • Burn Injuries
  • Explosion Injuries
  • Spine Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Wrongful Death
  • Abuse
  • Asbestos Exposure
  • Workplace Exposure
  • Whole Body Vibration Injuries
  • Cumulative Trauma Injuries

We work very closely with our clients, doctors and medical providers to make sure that our clients are getting the best possible medical care available. We have successfully represented clients with these different types of injuries. It is important that your trial attorneys are experienced with complex medicine and are able to work with your doctors on understanding not only the exact cause of your injuries but also what treatments are required to get you better.

Property Damage Cases

Every year thousands of people deal with storm damage and property damage. Anyone who has experienced the devastation of a storm knows the importance of proper insurance coverage. However, even with proper planning, recovering the full extent of your damages from insurance companies after a storm is often downright frustrating. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. Our attorneys can walk you through the process, leaving you to focus on the things that matter to you.

A Guide to Handling Your Property Damage Claim

What the Insurance Companies Don’t Want YOU to Know about Property Damage Claims¬†

You’ll learn:

  • 6 Common Questions if Your Home/Business is Destroyed
  • What to do if the insurance company says your property is worth less than it actually is
  • What to do if the insurance company refuses to pay

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