Serving West Virginia – A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help.
There are more than 600 railroads and hundreds of thousands of miles of train tracks across the country. As the train transit increases so does the number of accidents. Nationally, approximately every hour and a half a train accident occurs that involves property damage, injury and even death.
Railroad companies still rely on technology that was developed over 70 years ago and few efforts have been made to update safety regulations. More than half of all railroad accidents occur at an unprotected crossing. The Federal Railroad Administration states that more than 80% of railroad crossings do not have proper warning devices.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death, contact The Masters Law Firm.
Visit Our Other Sites:
- SUV Rollovers
- ATV Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
Riding in sport utility vehicles can pose a serious risk to occupants. Because SUVs typically weigh considerably more than a passenger car and they have a higher center of gravity, they can easily rollover during an evasive maneuver or an auto accident. The Department of Transportation estimates that SUVs are 2.5 times more likely to rollover in an accident than a standard passenger vehicle. If the vehicle manufacturer failed to properly warn customers of the risks associated with driving SUVs or the roof lacked suitable protection in a rollover accident, it may be possible to file a defective product or personal injury lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been involved in an SUV rollover accident in West Virginia, a personal injury attorney from our West Virginia law firm can help you obtain just compensation.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that in 2005, there were 467 deaths attributed to ATV accidents in the United States. Since 1982, when the CPSC started keeping track of ATV accident statistics, there have been more than 7,000 fatalities, 30 percent of which were individuals 16 years of age and younger. All-terrain vehicles pose a serious risk to users. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an ATV accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. A personal injury attorney from our West Virginia law firm can review your case and determine your claim eligibility. At The Masters Law Firm, our attorneys have an unwavering commitment to protecting victims' rights.
The Federal Railroad Administration reports that there were 735 fatalities and 5,975 injuries as a result of train accidents in 2007. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you have rights. Train operators have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of passengers, motorists, and pedestrians. If a train accident causes an injury, it may be possible for the victims to file suit against the appropriate parties for financial compensation. If you have been injured on the job in a railroad accident, our attorneys can help you file a FELA claim.
Serving all of West Virginia, a West Virginia-based personal injury attorney from The Masters Law Firm can provide expert legal counsel and aggressive representation, and will work tirelessly to obtain a successful case resolution for you and your family. To schedule a free consultation, contact our West Virginia law firm today.
Pedestrians face real risks while walking down the road. According to reports published by the Department of Transportation, there were 4,881 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in 2005 and 64,000 pedestrians suffered injuries. A personal injury attorney from our law firm can help ensure that your family receives fair and just financial compensation if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident. The attorneys at The Masters Law Firm have the knowledge, experience, and drive needed to hold the liable parties accountable for their reckless and negligent actions.
According to the Department of Transportation, approximately 45,000 bicyclists were injured in 2005 in the United States and 784 were killed. Nearly 80 percent of the bicyclists killed were male and one-fifth of the bicyclists killed were between 5 and 15 years of age. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident or a loved one has been killed, the team of personal injury attorneys at our West Virginia law firm can provide compassionate legal counsel. We have an intimate familiarity with the law and we can help ensure that your legal rights will be protected.
At our West Virginia law office serving all of West Virginia, a personal injury attorney is available for a free consultation if a loved one has been involved in an aviation accident. We understand that, tragically, there are few or no survivors in most aviation accidents. We are committed to helping the families of aviation accident victims by providing understanding and compassionate legal counsel in their time of need. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, we can help your family obtain compensation for funerary costs, pain and suffering, and the loss of a loved one.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed, contact our West Virginia law office. Serving all of West Virginia, a personal injury attorney from our West Virginia law firm can review your case free of charge and determine the best way to proceed with your claim.