Wise Carter, including its predecessor firms, has represented railroads in Mississippi for over a hundred years. Not only is our railroad practice the largest and most diversified in the state, our railroad attorneys assist clients with matters in other states as well. Wise Carter’s railroad clients include Illinois Central Railroad Company, CN, Kansas City Southern Railway Company, and National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) and several short line railroads operating in Mississippi.
Our firm’s railroad attorneys are experienced in the defense of Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims, grade crossing accident claims, environmental law claims, derailment and trespasser litigation, toxic tort claims, occupational injuries, alleged cumulative trauma claims, asbestos and silicosis claims, and hearing loss litigation. We also serve clients in connection with National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) investigations, FRSA whistleblower claims, derailment investigations, real estate law, arbitrations, commercial disputes, contract negotiations and disputes, employment and labor claims, environmental law, insurance claims, crossing agreements and closures, and local, state, and federal governmental regulatory issues.
Wise Carter attorneys regularly attend meetings of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and the Association of American Railroads. Our knowledge of the railroad industry and hands on experience enables us to provide valuable and efficient services to our railroad clients.