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Editor’s Note: For a long strings of Railroad Safety & Railroad Accident/Injury Articles see the “sister” Virginia Beach Injuryboard Mass Transit/Railroad Topics and the Norfolk Injuryboard Mass Transit/Railroad Topics

Carolina Railroad Accidents and Injuries: About FELA/On the Job Rail Injury Claims, Railroad Crossing Injuries & Derailment/Train Wrecks Causing Injuries–

Norfolk Southern, CSX, Amtrak, and several North Carolina (NC) short line railroads travel through the state of North Carolina (NC) adjoining the states of Virginia (VA), West Virginia (WV) and South Carolina (SC). Our Virginia-Carolina railroad injury/crossing/FELA lawyers have a long history of representing railroad injury clients, including railroad workers such as engineers, conductors, trackmen, machine operators, carmen for their FELA claims, as well as representing persons involved in railroad crossing injuries/accidents. Additionally, our firm has been retained by injury victims in some of the most significant toxic spills and railroad/train derailment around the eastern United States.

Our railroad injury law firm is one of the most experienced railroad injury law firms in the southeastern United States based on over two decades of representing literally hundreds of persons hurt in railroad cases, including occupational diseases to workers, and we employ retired railroad workers as investigators as well.

In a case involving Norfolk Southern and a derailment of a NS train caused by a failure to properly align a railroad switch, we obtained what was then the record/largest verdict in the state of Virginia for a personal injury. For more about this derailment injury case click here.

Also, in South Carolina, when a Norfolk Southern train derailed and sent toxic chlorine gas spewing throughout the town of Graniteville-the same gas used in World War I and in Iraq as a weapon of mass destruction, our law firm was retained by dozens of residents of the town who suffered breating related/lung disorder personal injuries as a result of the negligence of Norfolk Southern in causing this toxic spill.

Our law firm has represented dozens and dozens of railroad workers and victims in North Carolina who have been injured in accidents relating to trains or railroad operations. For an extensive listing of case results in railroad cases involving injuries and wrongful death, click here.

For an extensive list of articles relating to railroad injuries, and safety aspects of railroads, please visit our law firm website library under railroad accidents/injuries.

For several years of articles relating to railroad health and safety, visit the mass transit legal topic on our sister Virginia beach injuryboard blog, as well as under mass transit topic on the Norfolk injuryboard blog.

Our railroad injury law firm also is pleased to have been selected as “designated legal counsel" by one of the largest rail unions, The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).

If we can assist you or a family member with any type of case involving railroads, railroad crossings, train derailment, or a passenger injury involving an Amtrak train, please contact us.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the Northeast North Carolina (NC) border, practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.

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