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Suffering a serious personal injury, or wrongful death of a family member, can have lifelong consequences for you and your family, which is why selecting the best personal injury lawyer for your claim is such an important decision.

Each personal injury attorney / train accident lawyer at Hoey & Farina is dedicated to representing individuals and family members who have suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to a train accident, car accident, truck accident, medical malpractice, product liability, or other serious accident throughout the United States.

Hoey & Farina will provide you and your family with answers, compassionate service and the experienced legal representation you need and deserve! We are here for you 24 hours a day for your FREE CONSULTATION at 1-888-425-1212 or via this form, and throughout your entire personal injury claim.

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TYPES OF SERIOUS INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS

FELA / Railroad Accident - Train Accident - Wrongful Death - Defective or Dangerous Product - Car Accident - Semi Truck Accident - Construction Accident - Work Accident / Workers' Compensation - Medical Malpractice - Maritime & Boat Accident
 


RAILROAD NEWS

Train Conductor Certification

Summary of Certification of Conductor Regulation

Effective January 2012, the Federal Railroad Administration ("FRA") issued a rule requiring railroads to have formal programs to certify conductors. Please read the FRA Summary of Certification of Conductor Regulation. If you have any questions concerning railroad conductor certification regulations, please contact Hoey & Farina at 1-888-425-1212.

SUMMARY OF CERTIFICATION OF CONDUCTOR REGULATION

For the complete regulations, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-09/pdf/2011-28175.pdf
 

VERDICT UPDATES

Balough - Metra Trapped Doored Case

Balough v. Metra - "In Use" Appellate Decision

On May 19, 2011, the Illinois First District Appellate Court affirmed the full amount of the jury verdict in Balough v. Metra ("trapped-doored" case), rejecting Metra's argument that the locomotive on which Mr. Balough was injured was not “in use” and therefore the Locomotive Inspection Act didn't apply. LEARN MORE about this important FELA legal decision.

 


 

Koger Family - Christmas 2010

At the Heart of a Railroad Family

In December, 2010, Larry Koger, and his family were as financially down as a family could be. Larry had been occupationally disabled as a railroad conductor as a result of a train derailment on July 29, 2007, and had not received a pay check since. His hard fought FELA work injury claim was still winding its way through the courts. Despite their circumstances, however, what the Koger family did have, and will always have, are big hearts. Not having any money to give, they simply gave of themselves. Just before Christmas, Larry and Christina (pictured here with their son, Chase) took time as a family to visit a local school as Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus – to bring joy to other families and especially to the young children in their community. However, nine days after Christmas, a wonderful thing happened. LEARN MORE
 

RECORD VERDICT

Jury Returns $33 Million
Record Verdict In Illinois
For Injured Railroader

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James L. Farina, Attorney Hoey & Farina, P.C.
(RAILROAD INJURY ATTORNEYS / FELA LAWYERS)
1-888-425-1212
info@hoeyfarina.com


James FarinaFELA attorney (Designated Legal Counsel) James L. Farina of Hoey & Farina, P.C., is proud to report that he obtained a $33,000,000.00 verdict on March 25, 2010, in Rock Island, Illinois, on behalf of Andrew Schulte, an injured railroad worker (former railroad conductor), and against the Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd. (“IAIS”). The jury trial under the FELA - Federal Employers’ Liability Act - began on Monday, March 8, and concluded late Wednesday evening on March 24th. The jury returned the record verdict the next day on March 25, 2010. LEARN MORE
 



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Chicago, Illinois 60605
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