Morelli Law has a strong reputation in railroad accident cases. In 2015, we secured the largest settlement for a passenger railroad accident when an Amtrak crash happened outside of Philadelphia. The victims shared $265 million in compensation with our help.
We’ve also represented victims in crashes in New Jersey and New York. If you’ve been injured in a train wreck in Englewood, whether as a worker, a passenger, or a bystander, Morelli Law is ready to use our experience to help you get compensation.
FELA and Train Accidents
For railroad employees, there is a special workers’ compensation law that covers on-the-job accidents. This is the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA. Put simply, common carrier railroad companies have a duty to protect anyone working on board the train.
Most train accidents happen due to negligence, and if you’re hurt because of it then you may be able to collect compensation. Companies must maintain their trains, install safety equipment, and train all employees on how to do their jobs.
This duty of care also extends to passengers and to bystanders. The reason is that train accidents are so deadly. Trains are far heavier than even the heaviest road vehicle. The injuries are often devastating and can cause lifelong disability or death.
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Filing a Lawsuit Against a Train Company
Having a railroad accident lawyer in Englewood working for you is important before you sue a train company. There are multiple parties that could be responsible for your injuries. Our team will gather the evidence and talk with these parties to see who may be the most responsible.
We’re your teammate in the fight to get you compensation for your accident. Your lawsuit could end up involving people like:
- The team responsible for track maintenance
- Train part manufacturers
- The owner of the train
- The train conductor
Law enforcement will help with some of this information as well. Train accidents are rare but dramatic and draw state and federal investigations. We can obtain the official accident report as a starting point for your lawsuit.
Damages in New Jersey Railroad Accidents
There are no caps on economic or non-economic damages in New Jersey railroad accidents. The goal of any compensation claim is to try to place you back in a state before your accident, as if it never happened. Having no caps on compensation helps greatly with this goal.
You can recover the financial costs of the accident, both current ones like your medical bills, and future ones. For instance, you may lose wages recovering in the hospital from your accident, or may have to go on disability. You deserve to be compensated for that lost earning potential.
You may also qualify for non-economic damages for the emotional pain and trauma over what happened in the crash. If you’ve suffered a lifelong disability or the death of a loved one in the crash, you could get compensated for going through these experiences with the help of an Englewood railroad accident attorney.
Speak with a Railroad Accident Lawyer in Englewood Today
Railroad accident cases can become complex quickly, but that’s why railroad accident attorneys in Englewood like those at Morelli Law exist. We help you navigate through your lawsuit, keep you in the loop on what’s going on, and fight to get you a fair settlement or judgment.
We’ll be by their side in the fight. If you’ve been in a railroad accident in Englewood, contact us by calling the number on your screen or by contacting us through the web. Whether you’re a single employee, a bystander in a car with your family, or one of many passengers, we can help you.