Railroad Claims, Train Accidents & FELA Claims New Orleans
Attorney R. Brent Cueria, Esq. of Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. talking about Railroad Claims, Train Accidents & FELA Claims
If you are injured while working and employed by a common carrier railroad, you may qualify for benefits under a Federal law known as FELA. This law provides injured rail workers with many protected rights and the ability to file a suit directly against their employer for all damages they may have suffered. This will include pain and suffering and lost wages. Like Jones Act Seamen, under FELA, an injured railroad worker has the right to sue his employer for any negligence that caused his injury. This right is generally not available to land based workers, however, it is available to an injured railroad worker.
Railroads must follow detailed regulations and guidelines designed to protect workers in their industry because of the dangerous nature of the work. Often many of these guidelines or regulations are violated which can lead accidents. The failure of the company to comply with the guidelines and regulations will help to establish employer fault and negligence. After an injury, your employer is required to provide you with immediate medical treatment and money to live on while you are injured. Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. can assist you to determine if your claim falls under FELA. We may be able to successfully prove that FELA applies to certain claims even though the railroad defendant disagrees. The application of FELA can greatly increase your recovery. Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. is very experienced in the prosecution of litigation involving FELA.
If you have been involved in an accident while working for the railroad, you need an experienced and aggressive legal team. Depending on the gravity of your injury you may be entitled to claim pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of life enjoyment, and medical expenses just to name a few. Therefore, we will take any and all necessary steps to thoroughly investigate your accident with the goal of presenting the strongest case possible, be it in settlement negotiations, or at trial. We are willing to quickly respond to requests to take initial site inspections and surveys, preserve wreckage, obtain statements, and photograph the scene and to begin the accident reconstruction process with qualified experts immediately.
Our attorneys are aware of the types of experts needed to prove the catastrophic injuries that are often associated with this type of litigation. We understand how to demonstrate the effects of these types of injuries, and we are able to properly present evidence concerning the cost of future medical care and rehabilitation costs as well as economic losses through the use of qualified experts including economists and life care planning experts.
We believe in personalized attention. Our initial meeting will be face-to-face at the client’s home. Together with local counsel, we are able to represent clients throughout the country and are willing to schedule a meeting at your home at your convenience. This meeting involves no out-of-pocket cost or obligation to the injured party or the family. Following our meeting, we are prepared to quickly obtain investigative reports from the proper investigative agencies and request all available information concerning the accident pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.