Were you or a loved one injured in a railroad accident caused by neglect? If so, the railroad company or their insurer might be responsible for your medical care, income loss, and pain and suffering. Every railroad accident case is different, and our team will give yours the time and attention it deserves to ensure you get fair compensation.
When you hire a railroad accident lawyer from our office to help you seek compensation in Clifton, NJ, we work hard to build a case file that supports your right to financial recovery. Our goals are to prove the railroad company’s duty to provide you with reasonable care and the subsequent breach of that duty. We also work to prove how the liable party caused your injuries that resulted in financial damages.
We Can Determine Your Railroad Accident Injury Compensation
By filing a personal injury lawsuit in the aftermath of a railroad accident, you could recover the financial damages that resulted from the accident. Our team will help you assess your particular recoverable damages, which may include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lasting disfigurement
- Property damage
We will fight as hard for your financial compensation as we have for previous injured clients. Settlements we have won in the past include $265 million for the victims of a train derailment. When you are ready to assign a value to your railroad accident case, let us help you delve into the range of recoverable damages you qualify for and ensure nothing is overlooked or omitted.
Tell Us How You Were Injured
When you hire us to help you seek compensation from the party responsible for your injuries, our team will work to prove the cause of the train accident. If we can help you demonstrate that negligence led to your injuries, you can request financial compensation.
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) research identifies the causes of railroad accidents between 2018 and 2020. The list includes:
- Improper switch mechanism alignment
- Defective or missing railroad crossties
- Non-compliance with speed restrictions
- Objects, equipment, or debris on the track
- Defective or missing spikes or fasteners
Human error can also lead to railroad accidents, according to additional FRA data, including fatigue and failure to meet mandated safety regulations. Our team may interview you, others involved in the accident, railroad employees, and any other available witnesses to uncover the cause of the accident. If necessary, we may also consult with third-party railroad engineers and other expert witnesses.
Comply with the Statute of Limitations
The goal of our railroad accident investigation is to establish your right to financial compensation due to the railroad company’s negligence. Our help can also ensure you file your railroad accident lawsuit on time.
NJ Rev Stat §2A:14-2 generally limits you to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If a railroad accident caused the loss of a family member, NJ Rev Stat §2A:31-3 generally limits you to two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Investigating a railroad accident can take time and involve many experts, studies, and reports. The investigation might be lengthy and complex, so your case may benefit from getting our team involved immediately. You can focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on the investigation and on ensuring your lawsuit is filed on time.
We Can Build a Supporting Case File
In order to negotiate with the at-fault railroad or their insurance company, we will organize the evidence we amass into a comprehensive case file. The evidence we compile can help us settle your lawsuit outside of court. Relevant evidence may include:
- Medical records
- Income records
- Accident report
- Engineering studies
- Photos and videos
- Witness statements
We can help if you were a railroad passenger, employee, or the family member of an injured party. We can also help vehicle owners and the family members of pedestrians and others who were fatally injured in a railroad accident.
Do not hesitate to seek help from our railroad accident lawyers in Clifton when you are ready to define your monetary damages and fight for their recovery. We can handle all communication for you, including claims forms and other insurance company paperwork.
How We Negotiate Your Settlement
If we cannot agree to a settlement in your railroad accident case, we will go to court to continue the fight for the compensation you are entitled to due to negligence. We try hard to reach a settlement agreement that allows both parties to avoid a trial. To work out a financial settlement, we will:
- Assess your damages
- Submit your evidence
- Review each offer
- Negotiate on your behalf
Once you accept an offer, we stand by your side when you sign a settlement agreement and make arrangements for receipt and distribution of your financial payout. You will ultimately decide to say yes or no to each offer.
We aim to help you understand the feasibility of each offer and how it relates to your current and future railroad accident damages so you can make a well-thought-out decision.
Explore Your Financial Compensation Options
If you or someone you love was injured in a railroad accident, our team can work with you to build a lawsuit for compensation. We can help you prove the railroad company’s negligence, establish your case’s value, and negotiate a financial settlement with the at-fault party.
You do not have to take on the railroad company on your own. A railroad accident lawyer on our team will help you build a lawsuit and fight for the financial recovery negligence entitles you to receive. Contact the client intake team at Morelli Law Firm by calling (212) 751-9800 to get your free case evaluation today.