FELA & Railroad Defense
With offices in Atlanta, Charleston, and Savannah, Lueder, Larkin & Hunter has defended railroad companies against a broad scope of legal claims, including injury lawsuits filed under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
FELA provides workers who are not covered by state workers’ compensation laws the right to file a claim against a railroad employer for damages that can far exceed the limited predetermined compensation benefits. For this reason, it is imperative that clients receive sound legal advice from our experienced FELA lawyers from the very start.
Get the best results if the matter does go to trial and empower our clients to negotiate from a position of strength for an efficient and cost-effective resolution
While the attorneys at Lueder, Larkin & Hunter have extensive experience defending railroad companies in claims brought under FELA for personal injury, wrongful death and other employee lawsuits, we also have experience in lawsuits brought by non-employees, including personal injury railroad crossing accident claims, property damage claims, environmental lawsuits and governmental disputes. Because of this expertise, we are frequently contacted immediately after an incident to help our clients investigate and preserve valuable evidence, well before a lawsuit is filed.
Once a lawsuit is filed, our railroad litigation defense attorneys work with highly respected accident reconstruction specialists, highway design experts, medical professionals and other industry experts to develop a case for trial. This allows us to get the best results if the matter does go to trial, but it also empowers our clients to negotiate from a position of strength for an efficient and cost-effective resolution if that is in the clients’ best interest.