Train Accident in Houston, TX

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Houston Train Accident Lawyer

What Are Common Injuries from Houston Train Accidents?

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

Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries

Train accidents occur in primarily two forms:

  • Accidents between trains
  • Crashes between trains and cars on the road

Accidents between trains typically 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 routinely transport hundreds of passengers at a time. As a result, a crash between two of these trains can put many people at risk, as well as those who are not on the train but in the vicinity of a crash.

In collisions between trains, it can be hard to identify who is at fault or whether multiple errors caused 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 different tracks, resulting in two trains sharing a track at the same time.
  • Singular train accidents, sometimes due to a problem in the train line itself. For example, the use of substandard 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 Involving Vehicles

Trains in Texas can be involved in accidents with motor vehicles as well.

These typically happen at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same section of a roadway. These crossings are regulated by signals and many have gates that lower to stop vehicles from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. However not all of the crossings are well regulated, and those that are sometimes 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 crash between the train and vehicle. These collisions are very serious and usually result in injuries or death to the occupants of the car. The passengers on a train can be hurt as well, particularly if the train brakes hard to avoid the collision or derails after impact.

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

In addition, train employees have unique protections under the law. The Federal Employees Liability Act, commonly known as FELA, can provide an avenue for an injured employee to recover for any kind of railway-related damages. These employees might have a claim under the law along with a claim against an at-fault individual so that multiple claims may actually exist.

Get In Touch with an Experienced Houston Train Accident Attorney

Train accidents usually are serious and cause severe injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Also, those in vehicles that are hit by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and harm after an impact. Regardless of whether you were a traveler in a train or in a vehicle, if you have been involved in an accident with a train, you may be entitled to a financial recovery for your injuries.

A personal injury attorney can help you understand whether you have a claim and what damages you may be able to recuperate, including payment for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, as well as any other costs you were forced to incur. With the facts of each accident and each injury varying from one another, it is a good idea to speak to an attorney to get advice specific to your case.

Dunk Law Firm has represented numerous clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Houston train accident attorneys are here to help you. Our law firm has succeeded in resolving a number of train accident claims; we are always here to fight for your rights and be sure that the liable party's insurance provider pays you good compensation for your injuries.

Our firm concentrates on the legal rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals we work for. We only take on personal injury cases and we focus all of our time on fighting for the rights of those who 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 tirelessly to get you the recovery you are entitled to.

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