Atlanta Railroad Accident Lawyer

What makes your firm different from others?

From Michael’s interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on Read the transcript.

Americans rely upon our railway system for delivery of products every day. Many people even still travel by train. Though rare in comparison with truck or car accidents, railroad accidents often have catastrophic results in the form of severe personal injury or death suffered by workers or those close to the tracks. When railroad accidents produce such devastating effects, the Atlanta railroad injury lawyers of the Warshauer Woodward Atkins can help ensure that victims recover just compensation.

We have years of experience litigating on behalf of victims of railroad accidents. One of our founding attorneys, Michael J. Warshauer, has especially vast knowledge of the intricacies involved in representing victims of railroad accidents. Michael is widely recognized as one of the leading railroad injury attorneys in the country. His success is evident in the long list of favorable verdicts and settlements he has achieved for his clients.

Building Railroad Accident Claims

People injured as a result of a railroad accident might find the prospect of challenging a major railroad company intimidating. The injury attorneys at the Warshauer Woodward Atkins understand that even powerful corporations and conglomerates can be at fault in an accident. We have the skill, experience, and resources necessary to fight for victims of negligent acts.

Our Atlanta railroad injury attorneys can build a case upon any number of factors, including:

  • Dangerous railroad crossings that cause injury to motorists or pedestrians
  • Defective crossing lights or crossing guards
  • Negligent maintenance of a railroad crossing
  • Illegal speeding
  • Failure to sound a warning horn
  • Railroad crew or conductor fatigue

FELA / Railroad Worker Accidents

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) was passed in 1908 to protect railroad workers against employer negligence and exploitation. Additionally, the FELA is in place to ensure that railroad workers injured on the job are able to receive appropriate compensation for their injuries. Though the provisions of the FELA are similar to those of workers’ compensation laws, in order to recover damages under the FELA, railroad workers must be able to prove that their injuries were a direct result of their employers’ negligence.

Contact an Atlanta Railroad Accident Lawyer Today

Although the FELA is in place to protect the rights of injured railroad workers, many railroad companies have access to powerful legal counsel and attempt to avoid their responsibilities. Injured railroad employees need serious, experienced representation to recover the full compensation to which they are entitled. If you are a railroad employee who has been injured on the job, Warshauer Woodward Atkins can help secure fair compensation.

Please contact one of our experienced railroad accident attorneys today if you or a loved on have been injured in a railroad accident.