It doesn’t matter whether you are on foot, a bike, public transportation or driving your own car, accidents happen. Treatment is expensive. Someone has to pay. We’ll do our best to make sure it isn’t you.
Jim McEldrew is former president of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys.
Jim McEldrew is one of the most respected railroad injury lawyers in the country. Because of his unique railway experience, he also handles non-railway-related injuries of individuals on railroad properties. It doesn’t matter whether you have been hurt at a railway station or as a railway passenger. We handle serious injuries and wrongful deaths caused by collisions and train derailments; defective or dangerous railroad cars, ties and equipment; and inadequately maintained property, security or lighting. Our typical cases involve injuries such as brain or spinal cord injury, paralysis, broken bones, burns, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent families in wrongful death actions.
RAILROAD WORKER INJURIES (FELA)
We have represented railroad workers injured on the job for decades. If you need a FELA lawyer, we are here for you.
We represent a number of clients who have been injured on public transportation in Philadelphia.
We understand what it takes to get you compensation for your injuries and will vigorously represent you against SEPTA.
COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENTS
We represent drivers, passengers and pedestrians who have suffered injury in an accident involving a commercial truck. We have more than 30 years of experience representing clients hurt by semis and other commercial trucking operations in the greater Philadelphia area.
We know that commercial drivers and their employers often cut corners to increase profits and, in the process, increase the risk of accidents and injury to others. When you have been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, you want a skillful attorney to help you seek full and fair compensation for your injuries. We are well versed with the motor carrier responsibility laws, as well as the state and federal regulations governing trucking operations. We know how to read and interpret driver and maintenance logs, and when and where to look for duplicate logs. We will work with a team of experts, moving quickly to obtain all relevant documents and other records before the trucking companies discard or destroy them. We understand how serious a truck accident injury can be, and will use medical experts to provide clear testimony regarding what you need to be compensated for your losses.
Just recently, we collected a $4.5 million from a defendant driver of a trucking company who failed to stop at a stop sign and crushed a mother of a 5-year-old child. Defendants were in violation of the hours of service laws.
CATASTROPHIC CAR ACCIDENTS
We don’t mess around with minor fender benders. We use our extensive medical knowledge on behalf of accident victims. If you or a family member have been seriously injured in an automobile accident, we’ll work to get you compensation.
We will try to ensure you are fully compensated even in situations of limited tort, un-insured or under-insured motorists.
We will go to the scene of the accident and work with accident reconstruction specialists, if necessary, to gather all the evidence needed to support your claim. We will locate and interview all potential witnesses, and will bring in experts when appropriate to provide clear testimony regarding the cause and extent of your injuries, as well as the full financial impact of the accident.