For more than 75 years, Yaeger & Jungbauer Barristers, PLC has been the law firm injured people, railroaders and their families turn to for help at some of the most difficult times of their lives.
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 highly credentialed attorneys along with a skilled support staff of investigators, paralegals, secretaries, file clerks, receptionists and law clerks have the resources and experience to stand up for our injured clients against the large law firms and insurance company claims departments employed by railroads and corporations.
In addition, we have the experience and knowledge to advise clients on a forward-looking basis on ways to protect their families and their livelihood should an accident occur.
The firm takes a collaborative approach to representing clients, meaning that you get the benefit of all of our attorneys’ knowledge and experience working together on your claim.
At Yaeger & Jungbauer Barristers, PLC, each client receives close, individual attention and each case is pursued with the intention of obtaining the best possible result. Our attorneys are skilled litigators and negotiators, who know what to look for and how to assess each client’s injury to ensure that we obtain full value for each case. Our attorneys have regularly been selected as among the “Best Lawyers in America,” and we are the only plaintiff’s railroad law firm to have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s National Railroad Law Top Tier every year.
We also employ a nationwide team of field representatives to make sure we can get to the scene of an accident quickly, preserve evidence, make sure the necessary injury reports are filed and help injured clients and their families resist any pressure to downplay their injuries or to agree to a quick settlement if that is not in their best interest.
The firm’s clients include members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET); the United Transportation Union (UTU), Switchmen, Conductors, Brakemen; the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE); the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBBB).
If you or a family member has been injured in a railroad or other accident, call us right away. We will help you understand your rights and what you need to do next. We will advise you on how to respond to railroad or other company representatives, claims agents and insurance company representatives. In the event of an emergency after regular business hours, call our toll free number 800-435-7888 and we will have one of our staff contact you immediately.