Railroad passenger injuries are similar to railroad employee injuries because they also require extensive knowledge of the rail industry, its practices and its standards. Francis Hajek has over 30 years of personal injury law experience and he has handled many railroad passenger injury cases throughout the southeastern United States. Frequently, these cases are litigated in the federal courts because Amtrak, the primary rail passenger carrier, is partially owned by the United States government. Sometimes the cases are filed in Washington, D.C. and Francis Hajek is licensed to practice law in DC as well as Virginia.
As a paying passenger from Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Louisa County, Fluvanna County, Augusta County, Nelson County, Buckingham County, Madison County, Waynesboro, Staunton, Orange County, Greene County, or Culpepper, you have the right to expect a safe place to get on and off the train and also to have a safe train ride. Unfortunately, many Amtrak train stations are old and the train platforms are much lower than the height of the train car doors. To try to compensate for the height differential, Amtrak equips its train cars with step boxes, basically small step stools. The train attendants are supposed to place the step boxes below the train car door to assist passengers in getting on and off the train.
However, the step heights are still much higher than usual, sometimes s much as twice the height of a usual step. As a result, our Virginia personal injury law firm has handled a significant number of cases involving injuries to rail passengers who are boarding or disembarking Amtrak trains.
Another type of passenger injuries that we have seen frequently involves rough track conditions that result in passengers being jostled in the train cars and knocked into metal car parts. For aggressive and experienced legal representation involving rail passenger injuries, contact Wilson & Hajek.
Railroad workers can collect for injuries. Call the law firm of Wilson & Hajek.
We serve clients in:
Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Louisa County, Fluvanna County, Augusta County, Nelson County, Buckingham County, Madison County, Waynesboro, Staunton, Orange County, Greene County, and Culpepper, Virginia.