FELA, Personal Injury & Railroad Accident Lawyers
Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak, PLC2550 University Avenue West
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
(651) 288-9500 or(800) 435-7888
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Law Firm OverviewYaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak, PLC is an experienced law firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota. We represent individuals in personal injury claims involving FELA, railroad accidents, products liability, negligence, aviation & automobile accidents.
YJB dates back to 1929 when Carl L. Yaeger, Sr., the firm’s founder, was named a partner in the firm of Davis, Michel & Yaeger. In the 1950s, two of Carl’s sons, Carl, Jr., and Bill joined the firm and soon after the name became Yaeger & Yaeger. Bill Jungbauer and Ron Barczak began working at Yaeger & Yaeger in the late 1970s. By 1985, Bill and Ron were active partners in the growing law firm and are now senior partners.
The firm has a national reputation for success in our representation of railroad workers injured on the job, seeking compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act or FELA. Recognized as one of the premier FELA firms, we have handled thousands of FELA cases and related actions under the Federal Safety Appliance Act (FSSA) and the Federal Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA). We represent injured railroaders in state and federal courts in more than 40 states.
Our personal injury team provides exceptional representation to injured people in automobile, products liability, general negligence and aviation cases. Our many years of experience and nationwide presence means injured people and their families have access to the highest quality legal services at a moment’s notice.
Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak is dedicated to representing railroaders and working people throughout the United States who have been injured due to the negligence of others.
Year this Office was Established: 1930
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Railroad Workers' Injuries
Areas of Law Description
The law firm of Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak has offices around the country to represent individuals in personal injury claims involving FELA, railroad accidents, products liability, negligence, aviation & automobile accidents.
When a railroad worker is injured on the job, the right to compensation is governed by a Federal law known as the Federal Employers' Liability Act commonly called the FELA. The FELA became law in 1908 as a result of public anger over the devastating injuries and loss of life on the rails. The United States Supreme Court observed, "In 1888 the odds against a railroad brakeman dying a natural death were almost four to one; the average life expectancy of a switchman in 1893 was seven years." Prior to the FELA, few of these workers or their families received any compensation for the injuries they sustained.
- Railroad Injury
The firm has extensive experience representing clients in actions under the Federal Safety Appliance Act (FSAA) and the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), which are related federal laws designed to protect the safety of railroad workers and to supplement the broader protections offered by the FELA. Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak has been involved in FELA litigation since 1929. We know railroad law. We know how to thoroughly investigate your accident, preserve evidence, deal with the railroad, get you the medical care you need, make sure all the necessary accident reports are filed, protect you from harassment and intimidation and advise you at every step.
- Personal Injury
Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak has a well-earned reputation for successfully representing people who were injured by someone else’s negligence, carelessness or wrongful conduct. The firm’s attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients injured or disabled in aviation accidents, automobile accidents, accidents caused by general negligence and dangerous or defective products. We have the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate the accident and injuries, including performing detailed reviews of medical records and a thorough analysis of the legal issues involved in order to ensure that all responsible parties are identified, and to maximize recovery for clients.
- Automobile Accidents
Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak attorneys have years of experience helping automobile accident victims and their families. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and the at-fault driver, challenge insurance company attempts to downplay the extent or cause of injuries, and how to present your case so juries can understand what happened. We also help our clients communicate with insurance adjusters and investigators, make sure all deadlines are met and fight to ensure that the injured person is fully and fairly compensated.
- Gross & General Negligence Law
Accidents can happen anywhere – and for many reasons. For example, not having a lifeguard on duty at a swimming pool; an unsanded, icy sidewalk in front of a restaurant; an elevator that hasn't been maintained properly; a wet floor in a grocery store; failure to provide adequate security; unprovoked dog bites and attacks; exposure to hazardous chemicals; and other hazards. Potentially dangerous conditions like these can result in lasting injuries, life-long pain, and even death.
Residential and business property owners have a legal obligation to make sure their property is safe and properly maintained. Additionally, liability law dictates that they must warn people who enter the premises of any unsafe conditions. Property owners who do otherwise endanger their visitors.
- Products Liability
Product liability claims may involve: hazardous children’s toys, clothing or other accessories; dangerous appliances which injure users or bystanders; appliances and other electrical items that catch fire; pharmaceuticals or other health care products that cause dangerous side effects; medical devices which fail or cause serious injury; vehicles which are unsafe to operate; seatbelts, airbags and car door latches that do not work properly; garage doors that fail to stop when they come in contact with a person; improperly designed swimming pools and many other products.
- Aviation Accidents
Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak attorneys have been helping aviation accident victims and their families for generations. Our attorneys are skilled at investigating and analyzing anything from the crash of a major airliner to a small two-seat plane. We have the experience and resources to investigate the cause of the plane accident, determine who should be sued and what theories of liability to pursue and ultimately succeed at trial. We will work hard to see that you are compensated fully and fairly.
Mr. Ronald J. Barczak
Senior and Managing Attorney
Employee Benefits, Employees Rights, Personal Injury, Railroad Accidents, Workers Compensation
Mr. Robert T. Dolan
Criminal Law, Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Railroad Accidents
Mr. Karl J. Frisinger
Personal Injury, Railroad Accidents, Wrongful Death
Mr. Louis E. Jungbauer
Personal Injury, Railroad Accidents, Wrongful Death
Mr. William G. Jungbauer
President / Senior Attorney
Employee Benefits, Employees Rights, Litigation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Railroad Accidents
Mr. Michael L. Weiner
Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Railroad Accidents, Wrongful Death
Mr. Gregory T. Yaeger
Litigation, Personal Injury, Railroad Accidents, Wrongful Death
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