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Railroad Safety Appliance Act

Were you injured on a railroad freight car? If so, you have legal rights under the Safety Appliance Act. This law provides safety regulations for basic components of a freight car. If you seriously injured by a defective freight car component that is listed in this law, the railroad is liable for your injuries. A contributory negligence defense, which is basically the railroad saying you caused the accident, is not applicable under the Safety Appliance Act. To learn more, watch this video and then contact our firm for a free consultation.
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