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What Happened

Just south of Alexandria, Virginia (VA) a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak Train.

The accident took place between Backlick Road and the Beltway on February 7, 2013. The accident is still under investigation but authorities stated that the pedestrian had been walking alongside the tracks when he was struck.

The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Perspective

This is a very tragic accident; it’s always unfortunate to hear of an unnecessary loss of life. Walking along railways is quite dangerous, if there is wind or traffic noise, people get surprised by approaching trains and may be unable to get off the tracks. If you or a loved one suffered injury or death following a train accident, you may have a valid claim for your loss. A key first step is contacting a Virginia (VA) wrongful death lawyer that is keenly aware of rules and regulations involving railroads and trains. The laws and regulation of railroads and railroad crossing accidents is considerably more complex than those governing car accidents. Obtaining representation will offer you the best possibility for a successful wrongful death claim.

Potentially Helpful Info

If you have been injured in a freight train or passenger rail accident, download this free report written by personal injury attorneys based in Virginia (VA) who specialize in railroad cases to begin learning about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation.

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About the Editors: Our personal injury law firm has offices in Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC). The attorneys with the firm publish and edit articles on three Legal Examiner sites for the geographic areas of Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Northeast North Carolina as a pro bono service to the general public.

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