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Client Centered.
Results Driven.

Photo of attorneys Jeffrey Cooper and Agustin Sevillano

Were You Seriously Injured in An Aircraft Or Railroad Accident?

Thankfully, aviation crashes and railroad accidents are far less common than those involving motor vehicles. Unfortunately, the accidents that do occur tend to involve a high number of victims and a high likelihood of serious injury or death. It is also difficult for victims to seek justice because the defendants in these cases are sometimes major corporations with a well-funded defense team.

Don’t let these obstacles dissuade you from seeking justice. Instead, entrust your case to the skilled attorneys at Cooper Sevillano, LLC. We have 67 years of combined legal experience, including a significant number of high-profile trials. We are not afraid of big-name defendants or the powerful insurance companies backing them.

Aviation Accidents Can Be Complex, But We Are Up To The Challenge

Aviation accidents are among the most complex of all types of accident claims. The injuries involved are particularly severe and often result in death. In addition, the potential causes of an aviation accident may be difficult to identify. Aviation accidents have a wide range of causes, including:
  • Mechanical failure
  • Design flaws
  • Pilot error
  • Air traffic control negligence
  • Terrorist activity
  • Bird strikes
  • Maintenance failures
  • A combination of these causes

When there are multiple causes of an accident, there may be numerous responsible parties and types of claims. We will help you investigate and navigate the aftermath of this type of accident and understand your options.

Skilled Litigators Representing Victims Of Railroad Accidents

Thankfully, railroad accidents and derailments are becoming less and less frequent. When they occur, however, they often result in serious injury. Railroad accident claims can be particularly complex. The injuries involved are particularly severe and may result in death.
In addition, the potential causes of the accident may be difficult to identify. A railroad accident may result from:
  • Mechanical failure
  • Design flaws
  • Engineer error
  • Defective signals or dangerous crossings
  • Inclement weather
  • Maintenance failures
  • A combination of these causes

We can help you navigate the legal process and pursue just compensation for your injuries.

Protecting Railroad Employees In Federal Employers Liability Act Cases

Unlike most state and federal employees, railroad employees are not covered by state workers’ compensation laws.  If they are injured on the job, they must bring a claim under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).  Such claims can be extremely complex.  They differ greatly from state workers compensation claims and are governed by an entirely different set of laws and standards of proof. There is also a three-year statute of limitations for FELA claims against the railroad, meaning that the claim must be settled or a lawsuit must be brought within three years of the date of the injury.  If you fail to do so, you will be barred from bringing a claim for compensation.  This makes it imperative that you speak with a skilled attorney as soon as possible after a railroad injury.

You Have Legal Options – Discuss Them With Us Today

If you or someone you love was seriously harmed in an aviation or railroad accident, contact us to discuss your legal options in a free initial consultation. Our firm is based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas. To get started, call us at 203-409-5103 or fill out our online contact form.