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Aggressive and experienced Kent and Seattle Area railroad accident lawyers

  1. Your case deserves serious support from experienced attorneys
  2. Common railroad injuries can leave a lifelong impact 
  3. Understand the common causes of railroad accidents and hold those responsible accountable
  4. How can a personal injury attorney help me after a railroad accident?
  5. Herschensohn Law’s accident attorneys support people injured in railway accidents and demand accountability

Your case deserves serious support from experienced attorneys

Trains and rail systems are a critical part of the Washington state infrastructure. However, one mistake can lead to serious repercussions, including life-changing injuries to innocent people. In 2019, there were 42 train-involved crashes in Washington state. One person died, and 10 were injured. These statistics are unacceptable. 

If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a train, the rail system, or another railway-related situation, attorney Zach Herschensohn can protect your rights and advocate for your best interests so you can fight for maximum financial compensation.

Herschensohn Law has secured millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout Kent, the Seattle metro area, and Kind County, and their team knows what it takes to build a strong case on.

We’re ready to hear your story and offer you straightforward legal advice about your options and what to do next. Contact us today for your free consultation. 

Common railroad injuries can leave a lifelong impact

Washington state is home to a lot of railroad freight carriers, railroad companies, and passenger trains. Railroad accidents are more common than you might think and unfortunately, can cause serious injury. This can include: 

  • Broken bones 
  • Neck and back injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or concussions  
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis 
  • Burns and disfigurement 
  • Amputations and limb injuries  
  • Electrocutions 
  • Accumulative stress on the body after performing their job over time 
  • Wrongful death 

In addition to these physical injuries, it’s also common to suffer from complex emotional damages as well. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and other related conditions can make life and recovery more difficult—or impossible.  

If you or a loved one is suffering from complex injuries after an accident on a train or railroad, you deserve answers, closure, and compensation for your injuries and suffering.  

People we’ve helped

Understand the common causes of railroad accidents and hold those responsible accountable

Personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn and his team help those who were injured in train accidents due to negligence, including accidents involving: 

  • Train derailments 
  • Speeding 
  • Human error 
  • Poor railroad track maintenance 
  • Train operator negligence or fatigue 
  • Defective signaling equipment 
  • Stalled cars on the track 
  • Debris or equipment left on the train tracks 
  • Failure to brake 
  • Railroad or train defects 
  • Issues at railroad crossings 

Railroad accidents are often complicated. They involve specific laws and large corporations who have teams of attorneys ready and waiting to challenge your claim.  

In these tough situations, you need a legal team who will stand up for your rights and demand you receive the compensation and closure you deserve. Level the playing field with attorney Zach Herschensohn and his team. 

Railway workers are not eligible to file workers’ compensation claims. Here’s what that means for your claim 

For most people who get hurt at work, they can file a workers’ compensation claim. Railroad workers are an exception. So, no matter if people work on the track, a railyard, or in an administrative office, they are ineligible for workers comp coverage if they get hurt while performing the duties of their job.  

Instead, these workers are almost always covered under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). FELA is a century-old law that congress created in response to the high volume of railway injuries at the time. However, injured workers can only claim compensation under FELA if they were hurt on a train line or train company that connects to a wider network, does business in another state, or “touches” another state. (Most trains connect to other states; an exception would be a small commuter line that is local only.)  

In addition, injured workers can only claim FELA compensation if the railway was in part to blame for their injuries. Navigating these types of claims is notoriously difficult, especially if you’re injured, in pain, and don’t have experience dealing with the law, companies, evidence, and everything else involved in a railway injury claim. In this situation, it’s time to call a train accident lawyer. 

How can a personal injury attorney help me after a railroad accident?

After you’re an injured railway worker, it’s important to understand your legal rights. Different rules might apply depending on how you were injured. But no matter your situation, navigating Washington’s unique laws or dealing with the insurance company often proves to be a tall task.  

You’re injured, you’re in pain, and you need help. If this sounds like your situation, it’s time to call an experienced railroad accident lawyer. When you work with an experienced attorney who knows how to handle these complex cases, they will take care of everything so you can focus on your recovery. This includes helping manage medical bills, uncovering and preserving evidence related to your case, navigating the complex laws that apply to railway claims, and going to bat on your behalf.  

And when the negligent refuse to take accountability for their mistakes or wrongdoing, Zach Herschensohn and his team are ready to fight for you and the compensation you deserve.  

“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”

- P.R., Katy, WA

Herschensohn Law’s accident attorneys support people injured in railway accidents and demand accountability

Let our law firm guide you. Railroad accident attorney Zach Herschensohn is a powerful advocate who will listen to you, answer your questions, explain your legal options, and give you honest advice on whether he thinks your case is worth pursuing.  

Most importantly, we’re committed to providing clients legal services on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything unless we win an insurance settlement or jury verdict on your behalf—it’s that simple.  

To learn more about our experience handling railway claims, our aggressive approach, and how our firm can help you recover, request your free case evaluation. A member of our team will meet with you in private, whether that’s via video call, phone, or in person, to learn more about your case and help you take the next best step. Initial consultations are always free, and our team is ready to speak with injured railroad workers today. 

Contact our law office today for your free consultation by calling 206-588-4344 or by filling out our simple contact form. 

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When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.

When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.

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References

  1. Washington State Department of Transportation. (2019). Crashes Involving – Trains. Retrieved from https://remoteapps.wsdot.wa.gov/highwaysafety/collision/data/portal/public  

The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.