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Tennessee Aviation & Railroad Accident Law Firm

Catastrophic injury and wrongful death attorneys

Aviation and railroad accidents often result in catastrophic injury or death for their victims. The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm represents the families of these victims, and is dedicated to getting them the compensation that their loved one deserves.

Aviation accident lawyers in Nashville

Since the September 11 attacks, airlines have done their best to improve security and protect their passengers from attacks. However, the biggest threat to airline safety is not terrorist attacks. Mechanical error, human error and poor weather account for the great majority of aviation accidents, and airline companies have not taken proper steps to curb the risks that these dangers pose.

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm represents families torn apart by these accidents. Finding liability for your loved one’s injury can be difficult, as responsibility may fall on the airline company, a manufacturer of aviation equipment or even the federal government. Our attorneys investigate every detail to determine who was responsible for the crash, including:

  • Investigating the airplane for icing and mechanical error
  • Investigating pilot backgrounds
  • Reviewing air traffic control records
  • Listening to black box recordings
  • Interviewing airline maintenance employees
  • Checking maintenance logs

We call in experts in aviation, mechanics and accident reconstruction to develop your case and let our talented team of trial attorneys argue vigorously on your behalf at trial. Our firm has been named Best of the Bar by the Nashville Business Journal for four consecutive years and has a tremendous record of successful jury verdicts in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Railroad accidents in Tennessee

Much like aviation accidents, railroad accidents usually involve serious injury and complicated liability issues. However, these accidents occur far more frequently in Tennessee. Railroad crossings generally do not have an automated swing arm to prevent vehicles from proceeding, and are often only marked with crossbuck signals. This lack of safety precautions has led to pedestrians and drivers being struck unexpectedly by an oncoming train.

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm handles wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases stemming from railroad accidents, and we use our extensive experience in personal injury cases to get you the best possible results. We make sure our investigators get to the scene of the accident before the railroad company does to ensure that all evidence is collected and witnesses are properly interviewed.

Our firm also represents railroad workers who have been injured on the job. Railroad workers are covered by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), and able to sue without having to go through workers compensation. We use our knowledge and skill to help railroad workers recover from their injuries and recover the compensation they deserve.

Serious attorneys. Proven results. Call today.

Call Rocky at 615-246-5549 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation. From our offices on world famous Music Row in Nashville, the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm represents clients throughout the state of Tennessee, including Knoxville, Memphis, Hendersonville, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Kingsport.