Personal Injury

Railroad Injuries &
Maritime Accident Lawyers

Protecting the Rights

of the Injured Since 1984

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Personal Injury

Railroad Injuries &
Maritime Accident Lawyers

Protecting the Rights

of the Injured Since 1984

Contact Us

Personal Injury

Railroad Injuries &
Maritime Accident Lawyers

Protecting the Rights

of the Injured Since 1984

Contact Us
Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC

Personal Injury, Railroad Injuries And Maritime
Accident Lawyers

Our firm has achieved an AV Preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and general ethics. When you work with our accident attorneys, you will be treated with respect and care as we work diligently for full and fair compensation.

Were you recently injured while working for a railroad? Are you uncertain about what to do next? The railroad injury attorneys at Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, are ready to provide the support and guidance you need during this stressful time. We know the difficulties of contending with a work-related injury on your own; we are here to help you recover the medical care and compensation you need.

Compensation for these injuries gets far harder to recover when dealing with massive corporations like railroads and the unique laws that govern them.

As a firm with extensive experience in railroad worker injuries across the United States, we have the tools and experience to handle these claims. We are proud of our proven record of success, and the accomplished professionals at Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, look forward to serving as your trusted legal representatives.

A Proven Track Record of Success Aiding Railroad Workers
When evaluating attorneys, seek a firm with a proven track record of success in representing injured railroad workers. At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, we have helped railroad workers across the United States secure the compensation they deserve. Here is a small sampling of our most notable verdicts and settlements:

$4,000,000 to a locomotive engineer who sustained life-ending burn injuries during a collision with a gasoline tanker truck in New Orleans.

$500,000 to a train attendant traveling on a shuttle bus involved in an accident in Chicago, Illinois. Surgery to both his neck and shoulders resulted.

$1,800,000 to a train attendant who suffered injuries to her head, neck, back, arm, ankle and foot in Philadelphia that did not require surgery. She experienced agonizing psychological injuries, including PTSD, nightmares and flashbacks which required psychiatric treatment and prevented her from returning to work at the railroad.

In addition to these clients, we have helped countless other railroad workers achieve winning results, including in:

New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
West Virginia
Washington, D.C.

While it is not possible to guarantee the outcome of your case, our proven track record of success illustrates why we are nationally known for our commitment to representing railroad employees.

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What Are the Most Common Injuries to Railroad Employees?

Railway incidents can cause injuries ranging from minor sprains to severe spinal injuries, or in some cases, wrongful death. Some of the most common injuries sustained by railroad workers include:

  • Knee and Shoulder injuries resulting in surgery
  • Broken bones resulting from collisions or from walking on slick and uneven surfaces
  • Burn injuries resulting from engine fires, electrical burns, and exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries that develop as a result of slips and falls or falling freight
  • Back and spinal injuries, such as herniated discs caused by heavy lifting

Who Is at Fault in a Railroad Injury?

Railroad injuries can result from the negligence of many parties. At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, we work tirelessly to hold negligent actors liable for the harm they caused. At-fault parties in a railroad injury may include:

  • Railroad companies, for failure to properly maintain equipment such as switches and grab irons
  • Negligent drivers of vehicles who are not affiliated with railroad companies
  • Trespassers or people who are unauthorized to cross railroad tracks outside of designated areas
  • Manufacturers of railroad locomotives, cars, and equipment
  • Government entities and contractors who maintain or fail to maintain grade crossings

What Types of Damages Can Injured Workers Expect?

The sheer combined size of railroad locomotives and the cars they pull can make railroad injuries physically, financially, and mentally devastating. Recovery can sometimes take weeks or months, and some injured workers never experience a full recovery.

As the victim of a railroad injury, the law may entitle you to compensation for a multitude of damages, including:

  • Wages lost for missing work as a result of your injuries
  • Medical bills for healthcare services related to your injuries
  • Pain and emotional suffering
  • Payment for partial or permanent disabilities
  • Counseling fees for injury-related mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder

Common Tactics Responsible Parties Use to Avoid Payment

Responsible parties may resort to the following malicious tactics to evade liability:

  • They may urge you to sign a release to absolve them of any liability
  • They may ignore your claims or dismiss them as unsubstantiated
  • They will try to point out reasons why you were at fault for the injury
  • They will try to offer an unreasonably low settlement in an effort to get you to abandon legal action
  • Their lawyers will resort to bullying tactics to scare or intimidate you

If you are on the receiving end of any of these tactics, seek legal guidance immediately. Enlisting the help of an accomplished attorney as soon as possible, with experience in railroad injury cases will help protect your rights.

How Much Does an Attorney Cost?

At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, we recognize that most railroad employees cannot afford to pay out of pocket for legal representation, especially if they cannot work due to their injuries and are struggling to pay medical bills and other expenses. Accordingly, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and we only receive a percentage of any verdict or settlement you recover. Our goal is to help you secure the settlement you deserve, and we are proud to offer free consultations to injured railroad workers.

What to Do When You Are Injured? Call Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC (800) 249-1306

After reporting your injuries to your supervisor and seeking medical help for your injuries, the single most important step you can take is to contact an attorney with proven experience in helping injured railroad workers. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary consultation with one of Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC’s experienced railroad worker injury attorneys. Reach us at (800) 249-1306.

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Engineer, conductor & brakeman v. Railroad & trucking company

Train Accident

A railroad engineer, conductor and brakeman suffered severe injuries (primarily lumbar spine injuries) in a grade crossing collision in Canadian County, OK when a dump truck hauling a load of sand drove in front of their train.

Tulsa, OK.

Locomotive engineer v. Railroad and trucking company

Train Accident

Engineer perished from burn injuries when the freight train he was operating collided with a gasoline tanker truck at a railroad crossing.

New Orleans, LA

Crew members v. Railroad (confidential settlement) -

Train Accident

We represented several crew members of a train involved in a derailment which occurred allegedly due to defective and poorly maintained railroad tracks. Our clients suffered various physical injuries, …

Orlando, FL

Truck Driver v. Tire Manufacturer and Ins. Co.

We represented a driver of an 18-wheeler who was injured when a relatively new left front tire on the vehicle suffered a catastrophic failure and the treads separated, causing the truck to careen off of the roadway and into a tree. …

New Orleans, LA

Passenger v. Railroad

Our client was a very sweet 79 year old lady who was stepping down off of a train, when her foot missed the metal step-stool which had been placed on the ground by the railroad’s employee. She fell to the ground and fractured her left arm, …

Jacksonville, FL
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