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Landmark victories give Searcy Denney attorneys exceptional experience litigating railroad disaster cases.

When railroad companies act responsibly and meet their safety obligations to passengers and the public, railroad disasters are rare. Unfortunately, as budgets are slashed by corporations and by government overseers, safety personnel may be cut back, inspections may be hurried or even eliminated, and safety suffers.

If safety suffers, hundreds of people can be killed or injured in railroad disasters. Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley can make the difference between devastation and the justice that injured victims and their families deserve.

Our attorneys know the laws and safety standards that apply to railroad disaster cases. 

Our attorneys can provide victims of railroad disasters with the confidence that they will be treated fairly and justly, because we have litigated cases similar to theirs. Our team of experts knows the laws and safety standards that apply to railroads and rail companies.

When you or family members have been harmed in a railroad disaster, or as the result of an accident involving a vehicle and a train, we move aggressively to find the cause. We know that rail carriers sometimes neglect proper maintenance of train steps and passageways, or speed over unsafe or congested stretches of track. We know that warning systems are sometimes neglected, and that locomotives are not always properly maintained.

One of our strengths in handling railroad disaster cases is our meticulous investigation and attention to detail. For example, we investigate whether crossing guards may have malfunctioned, or if warning devices may have failed.

Each case is different, and we give each one our serious, undivided attention.

In one case, our unflagging pursuit of justice – coupled with meticulous investigation – obtained compensatory damages for our client’s loss of her young husband, and for her children’s loss of their father. We attribute the amount of the compensation to our perseverance in proving blatant disregard for passenger safety.

Because we were able to meet this burden of proof, our client was also awarded the largest-ever punitive damages award in the state of Florida, based upon a single death, resulting in a total award of $56 million.

Contact us for more information or a free consultation with an experienced Florida train accident lawyer.

If a loved one has died, or you or a family member has been injured, because of a railroad disaster, attorneys at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley are prepared to discuss your case and seek justice on your behalf.

Please fill out our Contact Form, or call us to learn more and arrange for a confidential free consultation.

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