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Milwaukee Railroad Accidents Attorney – A FELA Claims Process Overview

An experienced Milwaukee railroad accidents attorney is familiar with the steps you will encounter if you file a Federal Employers Liability Act claim. Under federal law, railroad workers are protected by FELA and are therefore entitled to specific benefits should they be injured.

Your Milwaukee railroad accidents attorney can work with you to make sure the claims process goes as smoothly as possible. A FELA claim will begin with gathering information about your case. It is crucial your attorneys know the names, addresses and phone numbers of all witnesses. When applicable, it may be beneficial to take pictures at the scene of the accident and know any details possible about the location and circumstances of the incident.

Next, your attorney will interview all witnesses. It is important to get written statements and evidence available to help argue your case. This will help us determine which witnesses are necessary to help establish your claim. Additionally, expert witnesses may be brought to establish liability in the case.

Most cases then must attempt mediation, where at third part works to try to help both parties come to an acceptable conclusion. In the case mediation is not successful, the case will head to trial. Although the majority of cases are resolved before this step, some cases do need a trial to resolve the claim.

If you have suffered an accident on a railroad or in a rail yard, it is crucial to speak with an experienced Milwaukee railroad accidents attorney. Call today for your free, initial consultation.

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