A railroad trestle in Wilkes-Barre PA is a public safety hazard that has killed one person and left another person severely injured, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Luzerne County PA this week. The trestle crosses over East Thomas St. at South Cleveland St. in Wilkes Barre, and has a large gap between a set of current and […]
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Railroad Trestle Is Hazardous
Union Pacific Railroad Sued for Man’s Injuries at Crossing
A man from Beaumont TX is suing Union Pacific Railroad for his injuries after a February 2013 crash that happened on a Beaumont railroad crossing on Highway 90. The man was driving a big rig hauling a crane when the trailer got stuck at the crossing. He hopped out of his truck to look at the damage, and then a […]
NY Jury Awards $3.2 Million in Machinist Mesothelioma Case
The estate of a machinist mate in New York has been awarded $3.2 million in compensation for the mesothelioma he contracted while working for Jenkins Bros., a company that made the valves that led to his asbestos exposure. In the case at the Supreme Court of New York, County of Schenectady NY, the estate of Scott Shays was awarded the […]
2015 Philadelphia Train Crash Caused by Distracted Engineer
The Amtrak engineer that ran a train off the rails outside Philadelphia in May 2015, which killed eight people, was most likely distracted by several radio dispatches, according to a source close to the federal investigation. The engineer who was running Amtrak 188 informed federal investigators that he hardly could recall the moments before the late night crash. He added […]
Amtrak and CSX Warn Drivers to Be Cautious at Railroad Crossings
Amtrak and CSX have teamed up with local police agencies in the Rochester NY area to remind drivers to take care around railroad crossings. The safety effort started this week along King Road in Chili NY near Rochester. This railroad crossing was the site of a fatal car and train crash in 2015. Investigators stated that the crossing gates came […]
What To Do If You Are Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in Virginia
Many former railroad workers – including conductors, engineers, switchmen, track maintenance workers and more – are diagnosed with serious cancers after their working days are over. These include mesothelioma, lung cancer, bladder cancer, brain cancer and colon cancer. We talk to many families loved who wonder, was the cancer caused by being around equipment that had asbestos in it? Many […]
Is Your Railroad Cancer Claim Ruined If You Smoked?
Rick Shapiro, a Virginia and North Carolina railroad accident and disease lawyer, talks about the effect of a past smoking habit on your railroad cancer claim. Rick explains that, just because you smoked in the past, does not ruin your claim against the railroad for exposing you to toxic fumes and asbestos fibers.
What To Do If You or a Loved One is Hurt on the Railroad
Randy Appleton, a Virginia and North Carolina railroad accident lawyer, has over 30 years of experience representing injured railroad workers including trainmen, switchmen, engineers, conductors, and so forth. Randy explains what you need to do after a serious accident while working for a big railroad like Norfolk Southern, CSX, Burlington Northern, etc.