Wrongful Death

FELA Wrongful Death Attorney

Railroad Accident Wrongful Death Claims

No amount of money can ever replace the loss of a family member, but if a loved one has suffered a fatal railroad injury or occupational disease that was the result of employer negligence, you have a right to a legal claim or settlement under the FELA. The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson can advise you of a strategy for pursuing your claim and represent you throughout the process.

The Federal Employers' Liability Act provides for the right of surviving family members to sue the railroad company for wrongful death. It states that in the case of death of a railroad employee which is caused in whole or in part by the employer's negligence, the company will be liable for damages to the surviving spouse and children. If there are none, the parents can make a claim, or any other next of kin who are dependent on the employee. The railroad company claims agent may contact you to offer a speedy settlement but you should not accept any amount of money, make a recorded statement, or sign any type of paperwork before discussing the situation with an experienced FELA attorney. Remember that the claims agent's job is to limit financial losses to the company and your settlement or lawsuit may be worth far more than what you have been offered.

FELA Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A wrongful death claim should be carefully calculated to maximize the amount you may receive. Marty Jackson will work closely with you to determine the monetary damages your family has suffered through lost income in the present and future. If your loved one suffered a protracted illness, such as mesothelioma or melanoma, your claim may include medical bills. Whether the death was the result of disease or if it was suffered in a traumatic railroad personal injury, you can also claim damages for the pain and suffering inflicted on the decedent.

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