Railroad Defense Litigation

Located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry has defended railroad companies for more than 50 years against a broad scope of legal claims, including injury lawsuits filed under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).

As our railroad clients know, FELA provides workers who are not covered by state workers' compensation laws the right to file a claim against a railroad employer for damages that can far exceed the limited predetermined compensation benefits. For this reason, it is imperative that clients receive sound legal advice from our experienced FELA lawyers from the very start.

While the attorneys at Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry have extensive experience defending railroad companies in claims brought under FELA for personal injury, wrongful death and other employee lawsuits, we also have experience in lawsuits brought by nonemployees, including personal injury railroad crossing accident claims, property damage claims, environmental lawsuits and governmental disputes. Because of this expertise, we are frequently contacted immediately after an incident to help our clients investigate and preserve valuable evidence, well before a lawsuit is filed.

Once a lawsuit is filed, our railroad litigation defense attorneys work with highly respected accident reconstruction specialists, highway design experts, medical professionals and other industry experts to develop a case for trial. This allows us to get the best results if the matter does go to trial, but it also empowers our clients to negotiate from a position of strength for an efficient and cost-effective resolution if that is in the clients' best interest.

Contact us to discuss your railroad litigation matter. We will review the facts of your case, answer your questions and provide a straightforward assessment.