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TRAIN & RAILROAD ACCIDENT INJURY ATTORNEYS
Aggressive representation and personal service
Contact the Law Offices of Ronald E. Sholes for advice and representation on train and railroad cases involving personal injury or wrongful death. Whether it’s passengers, crew members or other railroad workers, every railroad accident case is different and time is of the essence. We encourage victims and their families to seek immediate legal representation.
Railroad laws involving injuries aboard passenger trains, cargo trains or other trains, and related vehicles, are not the same as other typical personal injury cases and differ in many ways. There are different rules which apply, including time limits which may affect your rights. Another obvious concern is preservation of critical evidence and putting responsible parties on notice, so that critical evidence is properly preserved. The intricacies of state and federal laws make it even more important that you obtain quality legal representation immediately.
And, unlike many law firms, we don't just settle! We don't simply take what the insurance company wants to pay, but rather we demand and fight for fair and just compensation for your injuries and all of your damages, including your economic and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and your loss of enjoyment of life.
Many railroad accidents occur due to negligence. whether it’s a mechanical error that puts a railroad worker at risk or the owner/employer’s lack of observance and failure to repair the problem before a crewmember or worker gets hurt. Mechanical errors are one of the most common reasons for railroad injuries and death. Fatigued railroad workers are another major cause of accident and injuries. Owners and employers must be held accountable, but often times are simply not. Contract law can play a major role in a railroad injury or wrongful death claim. Remember, responsible parties, like large railroad corporations and their insurance companies, do NOT want to pay damages. Oftentimes these companies attempt to get crew members to “waive” their right to bring a claim under certain circumstances. These companies will attempt to avoid responsibility by compelling arbitration and avoiding a trial by jury.
At the law offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we take claim preservation and investigation seriously and we work with a wide range of experts in the field of train and railroad law for the following type of claims:
- All injuries and wrongful death
- Unfit for Service Claims against owners and operators
- Negligent Train Operations resulting in injury or death – derailments, collisions with other trains, or other train wrecks
- Train Passengers
- Train Crew Members and Railroad Workers
- Guests and Passengers
- Train Contractors and Repairmen
- Rail Yard Workers
Hurt in a Train Accident?
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a train incident, we are here to help. For a free consultation about your rights and help preserving your claim, contact the Florida personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald E. Sholes at 855 WE FIGHT. That’s 855-933-4442.
While our firm cannot, itself, heal anyone’s injury or loss, we can, and will, help you recover damages for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, present and future lost wages, and present and future medical expenses, among other damages which may be recoverable. We understand every element of damages that is recoverable and we strive to maximize our clients’ recovery for each and every element available.
As uncommon as it may seem train and railroad accidents happen quite often. Yes even train accidents in Jacksonville. On June 28th, 2015 this very thing happened. A local man, while driving on the 9700 block of West Beaver, was struck by a train and killed. His car was leaving a shopping facility and was hit by a westbound CSX train.