Railroad Accident Attorney
Over Three Decades of Combined Legal Experience in Railroad Injury Cases
At Doran & Murphy, PLLC our attorneys have been representing railroad workers for over 35 years in cases involving workplace injury, disease or death occurring as a result of negligence. We have won verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients in all kinds of claims and lawsuits stemming from railroad exposures to asbestos and diesel exhaust, accidents, derailments, and other situations in which individuals have been injured. Every railroad accident lawyer at our firm is a member of the American Association for Justice / Railroad Section. We offer experience, unsurpassed knowledge in our specific practice areas, and a strong commitment to fighting for the rights of our clients.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a negligence-based accident or incident, you may not be fully aware of all of your rights under the law. By consulting with an attorney from our firm, you can be advised of your rights and options. We will work zealously to pursue justice on your behalf and help you obtain the financial compensation for damages to which you may be entitled.
Railroad Accident and Personal Injury Information Center
To better understand the various types of cases we represent, the following information is presented. By clicking on the highlighted links, you will be directed to a page pertaining to that specific topic and a further understanding of how our firm can assist you.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells lining the internal organs of the body. This type of cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos, which is a toxic substance found at many job sites, including railroads, mines, steel mills, and more. Wherever asbestos exposure exists, an increased risk for mesothelioma occurs, regardless of your occupation or job title. Click here to read more about mesothelioma.
Exposure to asbestos in any form can result in devastating health effects. Working with or around this toxic substance substantially increases the risk for developing serious medical conditions, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and pleural thickening. Those exposed over a long period of time while on the job, such as railroad workers, steel workers or chemical plant employees, are at the highest risk for health damage. Our firm has represented hundreds of individuals and their families in asbestos-related claims and lawsuits. Read more about asbestos here.
Diesel Fumes & Exhaust Exposure
Fine particles in diesel fumes and exhaust are a toxic mixture of metals, gases, and chemicals which have been linked to a wide variety of serious health damage, ranging from respiratory ailments such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and chronic bronchitis to strokes, heart attacks, lung cancer, and premature death. Consistent exposure to these toxins while on the job can significantly increase the risk of such negative health effects. Read more about diesel fume and exhaust exposure here.
Railroad Worker Injury
Injuries suffered by railroad workers while in the course of performing their duties can range from sprains, strains, and soft tissue damage to broken bones, internal injuries, organ damage, and loss of limbs, to catastrophic injuries to the head, brain, neck, and back. Our firm has extensive legal and trial experience in representing railroad workers who have suffered injuries of all kinds. Click here to read more about railroad worker injuries.
Amtrak and other commuter passenger trains transport millions of Americans into and out of cities and across the country every day. According to its website, Amtrak transported almost 29 million passengers alone last year. Unfortunately, train accidents can and do occur, resulting in injuries to passengers and employees alike. Read more about train accidents here.
A car accident can be a very traumatic event which results in serious injuries or death to drivers and passengers. These types of accidents may be caused by impaired driving (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), distracted driving (driving while texting or using a cell phone), through disobeying traffic laws, or through driver mistakes. Click here to read more about automobile accidents.
Every year, thousands of individuals die or become seriously ill from the harmful effects of chemical exposure while on the job. Toxic substances, such as asbestos, diesel fumes, and other industrial chemicals used at job sites such as railroads, steel mills, mines, oil refineries, and more substantially increase the risks of cancer and other diseases for workers. Read more about chemical exposure here.
Thousands of consumer products are released for sale to the general public every year. Many times, they are later recalled due to safety issues. When a product proves to be defective or dangerous, resulting in injuries or health damage to those who use it in the manner for which it is intended, the manufacturer, supplier, or distributer may be held accountable. Click here to read more about defective products and product liability cases here.
Lung Cancer and Other Cancers
An increased risk for lung cancer and other types of cancer generally exist for workers who are consistently exposed to toxic chemicals at the workplace. Often, these health effects take years to develop after continual exposure to such toxins as asbestos, diesel exhaust and fumes, silica, creosote, coal dust, lead, mercury, chlorine gases, and other compounds. Click here to read more about lung cancer and other cancers.
To learn more about your case, we recommend that you contact an attorney at our firm to arrange for a free consultation. We can evaluate your situation to determine the best course of action and represent you in pursuing justice through an injury claim or lawsuit.
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