A railroad lawyer is experienced in cases involving injuries or deaths and trains. The railroad lawyer must know the Federal Railroad Administration regulations (FRA) in order to properly represent his clients. A personal injury lawyer that is not familiar with the Federal Railroad Administration regulations will not be able to get the best outcome possible for his clients.
The rules set by the FRA are complex. They may involve railway safety, passenger safety, freight issues, accessibility concerns, and all manner of particular regulation.
If you or a loved one was injured in a train accident or a loved one died in a train accident, contact a railroad lawyer as soon as possible. You have a certain amount of time to file a claim against the railroad company (statute of limitations). If the statute of limitations passes, you will not be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and punitive damages (if negligence is involved), as you will not be able to file a claim.