Train Accident in Dallas, TX

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Dallas Train Accident Lawyer

What Are Common Injuries from Dallas Train Accidents?

Dallas train accidents can result in major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. A Dallas train accident attorney will work to help you make a monetary recovery for your injuries and losses. This might include pain and suffering, medical costs, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, as well as any other losses.

Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries

Train accidents happen in mainly two forms:

  1. Accidents between trains
  2. Crashes between trains and vehicles on the road

Accidents between trains often receive a lot of publicity. This is because there is always the risk of a large number of injuries or fatalities. Passenger trains in Texas regularly transport hundreds of passengers at a time. Therefore, a collision between two of these trains can put many people at risk, in addition to those who are not on the train but in the area of a collision.

In crashes between trains, it can be hard to determine who is at fault or whether several errors led to the accident. For instance:

  • A conductor not stopping at a signal.
  • A controller directing two trains on the same tracks at the same time.
  • Switching issues that make it impossible for trains to take separate tracks, leading to two trains sharing a track at the same time.
  • Single train accidents, sometimes because of a defect in the train line itself. For instance, the use of low quality materials during construction, like substandard steel. When inferior products are used, a train is at a higher risk for derailment, which places every passenger in harm's way.

Texas Train Accidents Iinvolving Vehicles

Trains in Texas can be involved in collisions with automobiles also.

These generally happen at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a roadway. These crossings are regulated by signals and several have gates that lower to prevent vehicles from accidentally driving into the path of a train. But not all of the crossings are well controlled, and those that are occasionally have malfunctions.

When this occurs, it is possible for a car to cross railroad tracks at the same time an oncoming train will use the tracks, resulting in a collision between the train and automobile. These crashes are very serious and generally result in injuries or fatality to the passengers of the car. The passengers on a train can be hurt as well, especially if the train brakes hard to avoid the collision or derails after impact.

With dozens of players involved and numerous ways a train accident can happen, it is not unusual that these claims can be difficult.

Additionally, train employees have special protections under the law. The Federal Employees Liability Act, commonly referred to as FELA, can provide an avenue for an injured worker to recover for any railway-related damages. These employees might have a claim under the law in addition to a claim against an at-fault individual so that multiple claims might actually exist.

Get In Touch with an Experienced Dallas Train Accident Lawyer

Train accidents typically are severe and cause severe injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Further, those in vehicles that are hit by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and damage after a crash. Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a train or in a vehicle, if you have been involved in an accident with a train, you might be entitled to a financial recovery for your damages.

A personal injury lawyer can help you understand whether you have a claim and what damages you might be able to recover, including payment for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, as well as any other expenses you were forced to incur. With the facts of each accident and each injury differing from one another, it is a good idea to speak with a lawyer to get advice specific to your situation.

Dunk Law Firm has represented numerous clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Dallas train accident attorneys are here to assist you. Our law firm has been successful in settling a number of train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your rights and be sure that the liable party's insurance company pays you adequate compensation for your injuries.

Our firm concentrates on the rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals we represent. We only take on personal injury cases and we focus all of our time on fighting for the rights of those that are injured at the hands of another. When you consult with the lawyers at Dunk Law Firm, you will have a dedicated legal team that will work relentlessly to get you the recovery you are entitled to.

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