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A Warning About Claim Agents
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Soon after an accident, an injured railroader can expect to be contacted by a claim agent. Frequently, the railroad's claim agent will insist on obtaining a recorded statement from you. This is a common trick that's easy to fall for. However, you should not offer any information until you've consulted with an attorney.

It is important to understand the role of the claim agent. He or she is the only railroad employee who is not engaged in helping the company earn money. Their job is to protect the company's money by minimizing the amount paid to compensate injured employees and others.

Be especially cautious of the claim agent who says, "You don't need a lawyer. The company will take care of you. Why split your settlement with a lawyer?" The truth is, the railroad doesn't want you to see an attorney. They know you'll get substantially more for your claim if you do. However, the railroad will consult its own lawyers every step of the way.

Know your rights. You have too much at stake to accept the advice of the railroad as to how much compensation you are entitled to receive.

For a booklet containing this information and all the additional information listed here on our web site concerning railroad injuries, please contact us, and we will send it to you at no charge.

Related Topics:

Railroad Injuries
A Warning Regarding Claim Agents
What To Do If You're Injured
Railroad Newsletter Articles
Railroad Successes

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