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New Haven Railroad Accident Lawyer

Railroads are dangerous places to work. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a train accident, it is important to have an experienced New Haven railroad accident lawyer standing up for your rights. Our law firm works diligently to ensure you receive fair compensation for a railroad accident suffered due to negligence, unsafe working conditions, or preventable errors.

While working, railroad employees are at risk of being injured by a wide range of hazards, including:

  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Rail yard accidents
  • Electrical injuries
  • Falling accidents
  • Train crashes and derailments

Follow the link to our verdicts and settlements page to learn how our law firm helped a victim of a railroad injury in Ryder v. Amtrak and about other notable cases we’ve handled over the years.

What Are Common Causes of New Haven Railroad Accidents?

Train accidents are less common than other forms of transportation accidents, but there is still the very real risk of a workplace incident. Unfortunately, when a New Haven railroad accident does occur, it often results in injured railroad workers, passengers, motorists, or pedestrians. In some instances, a train accident can cause catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. Although every train accident is different, there are a number of factors that frequently play a factor in preventable incidents:

  • Human error
  • Negligence
  • Reckless drivers or pedestrians
  • Speeding trains
  • Mechanical failures
  • Derailments
  • Stalled motor vehicles on the tracks
  • Unprotected or unmarked railroad crossings
  • Defective tracks

How Jacobs & Jacobs Handles New Haven Railroad Accident Cases

Our personal injury attorneys in New Haven will give your case the attention it deserves.

Train accidents in which railroad workers are injured are not covered under conventional personal injury law. These cases fall under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). In order to properly handle a FELA claim, it is important to have an injury attorney who is well versed in these statutes and familiar with the complex process, which includes detailed paperwork and important deadlines.

Our lawyers have successfully handled railroad injury cases for clients throughout Connecticut. We will work to help you obtain fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other hardships. If you lose a loved one to a preventable train accident, we may be able to assist you in a wrongful death lawsuit.

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a New Haven train accident, our law firm is here to help. Please contact us online or by telephone at (203) 777-2300 to speak with an experienced lawyer.

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