Locomotive Inspection Act in Railroad Claims

The Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) is a special federal law which says that the railroads must keep the locomotive and all parts of the locomotives in their fleet in good working order. If the railroad violates the Locomotive Inspection Act then any resulting injury or death is 100 percent and absolutely the railroad’s responsibility.  The idea behind the law is that the railroad whether or not Norfolk Southern, CSX or Amtrak must keep this key piece of equipment in good working order or the railroad workers and the general public could be catastrophically harmed. If you need help applying the locomotive inspection act to your Virginia railroad claim, our dedicated railroad accident attorneys could help you through this process.

How Does LIA Work?

The Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) used to be called the Boiler Inspection Act back when locomotives had boilers. The law has been around for about 100 years.  The idea of the Locomotive Inspection Act is to require railroads to inspect and maintain these giant pieces of railroad equipment in a safe fashion. If you are an engineer or conductor who has been hurt working on the railroad in a locomotive as a result of something on the train being broken or not in good working order then you may have a claim under the LIA in addition to a regular FELA case.

There are lots of advantages to having an LIA case namely that the railroad is 100 percent responsible without even proof of negligence if the locomotive was not in good working order.  In order to make sure to get full and fair compensation for you and your family it’s important if you’ve been hurt on the job to contact our team who is a specialized and experienced FELA attorney.

Speak with Our Virginia Attorney to Learn More About Locomotive Inspection Act in Railroad Claims

Understanding the various laws that surround railroad accident claims can be difficult without a skilled legal professional. Fortunately, the attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are here to help. We could help you apply the Locomotive Inspection Act to your Virginia railroad claim. To get started on your case, call today.

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