Railroad Injury Lawyer in West Virginia
Attorney David A. Sims

Experienced Railroad Injury Lawyer David A. Sims Represents Victims of RR Accidents

If you have been injured in a railroad accident in West Virginia, call railroad injury lawyer, David A. Sims. He represents injured victims of RR accidents and gets the full compensation that the law allows for his clients. David knows the leading experts in railroad injury law and will fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Train crashes and derailments resulting from negligence and poorly trained operators are, unfortunately, more common than most people realize. Trains hauling heavy, flammable materials such as coal and oil are commons sights throughout West Virginia.

A motorist is actually 20 times more likely to die from a collision with a train than with another vehicle, which is not surprising since a fully loaded freight train can crush a vehicle just like an aluminum can. Statistics also show a person gets hit by a train about once every hour and a half in this country.

Railroad companies mention safety all the time, but in reality, their engines and freight cars are derailing and spilling toxic chemicals, maiming, and killing people nearly every day. In 2014 alone, there were 2,280 collisions, 267 fatalities, and 832 injuries (from preliminary data).

The Mount Carbon derailment and oil spill of early 2015 reminded area residents of the toxic chemical spill that resulted from a similar derailment just a year prior. Fireballs, water contamination, property loss, illness, and death are common results of train derailments due to negligence.Poorly marked crossings, negligent maintenance, conductor error, and poorly maintained equipment are common causes of railroad accidents. Employee training may be inadequate, as well. The railroad injury lawyer, David A. Sims has vast experience handling claims against large railroad companies whose negligence and liability directly led to injuries for our clients. Some of the claims for injuries that you can trust us to settle for you include:

If you have experienced a loss or injury as a result of a railroad accident, call the railroad injury lawyer at the Law Office of Attorney David A. Sims as soon as possible (you typically only have six months from the date of a railroad accident to file a claim against a railroad company) and we will help you receive fair compensation for your claim. Call (304) 428-5291 as soon as possible.