Based in Virginia Beach, VA, and operating as a full-service personal injury and wrongful death law firm, we take a special interest in advising and representing railroad employees, contractors and their families. Since our founding in the early 1980s, we have handled hundreds of injury and occupational illness claims brought under the provisions of the Federal Employers Liability Act and other railroad safety laws. Our cases have also involved the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and even simple negligence rules when members of the public have been hurt in crashes at railroad crossings.
We take railroad injury and wrongful death cases in Virginia, North Carolina and throughout the eastern United States, and we are available for consultation across the country. Links to summaries of just a few of our successful settlements and trials follow. We are proud of each, but please be aware that every case is different and no outcome can be guaranteed. The promise always keep is to work as hard as possible for the people who hire us to help hold negligent railroad corporations accountable.
- Case: Railroads Settle Two Mesothelioma Death Cases
- Synopsis: We proved that the companies falsely argued that none of its rail cars, locomotives or buildings used asbestos insulation in ways that exposed a conductor and a switchman to mesothelioma-causing fibers.
- Case: Railroad Conductor Who Developed Asthma and COPD From Exposure to Diesel Fumes Receives Confidential Settlement
- Synopsis: This case illustrated that the worst health effects of working for a railroad may not become evident until decades following retirement.
- Case: Locomotive Engineer’s Work-Related Shoulder Injury Made Worse by Train Crash Merits $978,000 Jury Award
- Synopsis: A Jacksonville, Fla., jury found that the company twice failed to meets its legal duty to protect the health and safety of its former employee.
- Case: Railroad Employee Who Suffered Career-Ending Back Injury Receives $900,000 Settlement
- Synopsis: The disabling injury occurred because the railroad failed to maintain the rock ballast that forms the rail bed.
- Case: Improper Medical Suspension Following Work-Related Back Injury From Lifting a Heavy Bag Resolved With $450,000 Settlement
- Synopsis: A passenger rail ticketing clerk was not allowed to return to work with accommodations.
- Case: Mother of Children Injured in Railroad Crossing Accident Receives Sizable Settlements
- Synopsis: Norfolk Southern and State Farm agreed to settle a range of negligence claims for a combined $133,000.
- Case: Railroad Conductor Whose Neck Injury Occurred in a Taxi Van Crash Receives Confidential Settlement
- Synopsis: Our client was traveling from a rail yard to a hotel to rest between shifts when the driver of the van chartered by CSX fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer.