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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, September 23, 2013

Virginia Train Derailment Results In Railroad Injuries. Last week, a CSX train derailed in Southampton County. The train derailment took place in the early morning hours and the cause of the derailment is not yet known. The 41 car train was carrying mixed freight and originated in Portsmouth, Va. It was en route to Rocky Mount, NC. What we do know about this train derailment is that the two railroad employees aboard the train suffered injuries and that one of the train crew members had to be taken by helicopter to the hospital. We also know that diesel fuel from the train engine caused a large fire. Railroad employee injury incidents like this are not uncommon. Railroad work is particularly dangerous. For that reason, railroad workers are covered by a special law, the Federal Employer's Liability Act, or FELA, that allows them to make a legal claim for their railroad injury or injuries against the employing railroad, whether it is CSX, Norfolk Southern, or even a smaller railroad like the Buckingham Branch Railroad. Train derailments are not uncommon. Earlier this year, a CSX coal train derailed near Scottsville, Va. Fortunately, the railroad employees were not injured in that railroad accident. Our law firm has handled a large number of railroad employee injury cases. Cases involving the FELA are quite different from automobile accident cases. The important issues in a railroad injury case require experience in the field to identify and address those issues as soon as possible. For instance, in a recent railroad employee injury case involving the Buckingham Branch Railroad, a site visit and early investigation proved crucial in resolving the injured railroad employee's FELA case. Please contact me directly if you need advice concerning a railroad injury and your FELA case. 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, Greene, Augusta, Staunton, Waynesboro

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