From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Railroad Crossing Accidents in Virginia And Other States


Located in Charlottesville and Virginia Beach, Wilson & Hajek represents railroad crossing accident victims.

Between an automobile and a train, the train wins 99.99% of the time. Every year, there are large numbers of car accidents with serious injuries that result from the collision with a train. The many “sign only” crossings in the State of Virginia contribute to the rise in deaths at railroad crossings. In Virginia, private crossings do not require any signs and often do not require a whistle warning to be sounded by the oncoming train. It is during such instances that a trained investigator and/or lawyer must examine the scene of the crossing accident to make certain:

• If all state laws were complied with before the accident or death;
• If all rules of the railroad to warn pedestrians or vehicle operators of an oncoming train were followed;
• Whether the crossing is a public or private crossing as different rules apply to each;
• Whether or not there are whistle posts, blocked views, etc.;
• Make a determination of facts to find out if any negligence occurred to cause the collision.

The lawyers and investigators at our firm have experience in representing persons injured or killed at railroad crossings. We have investigated and made determinations of fault in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina and Florida. Call our Virginia Beach or Charlottesville offices for a free consultation.

Francis P. Hajek
Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm
Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers
Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Staunton, Waynesboro

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