Attention: Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn remains open and available to serve our clients and your personal injury needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our legal team is ready and able to meet with existing clients and new clients over the phone, video-chat application, Skype, etc. Please call our office at 1-800-752-0042 to schedule a free, confidential case review with our team.
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.