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.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Virginia Railroad Law And A Railroad Employee Injury. As an experienced Virginia railroad lawyer and attorney handling railroad employee injuries for nearly 30 years, I have always been amazed by people who believe that any lawyer can handle a Virginia railroad employee injury case. There are several railroads doing business in Virginia. The large Class 1 railroads are Norfolk Southern (NS), CSX, and Amtrak. There are also several short line railroads, including the Buckingham Branch Railroad and the Norfolk Portsmouth Beltline Railroad. I have handled case for injured employees from all of these railroads. Interestingly and importantly, Virginia has its own laws regarding railroads, in addition to the federal laws covering the injury of a railroad employee. Personal injury lawyers who consider handling the case of a Virginia railroad employee need to be aware of these laws as they may enhance the case or provide a basis for liability. The federal laws, know as FELA which is short for the Federal Employer's Liability Act, are the starting point for an analysis of liability in the case of an injury to a Virginia railroad employee, but as previously mentioned, Virginia laws need to be checked. Sometimes, there are even local ordinances that can help in the case of an injury to a Virginia railroad employee. The bottom line is that an injured railroad employee needs experienced legal representation in the field of railroad law. 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, Buckingham, Staunton, Waynesboro

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