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We rely on trains in Texas to transport goods and people. These powerful machines can quickly transport enormous amounts and weights of goods throughout the state and across the country. However, railroad accidents can cause severe injuries and death. When a railroad accident happens, you need experienced legal counsel to help you protect your right to fair compensation.

Pursuing claims related to railroad accidents can be challenging. The laws governing railroad accident claims are complicated. The parties involved in railroad accident claims have unlimited resources.

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If you have been injured in a railroad accident, contact The Alfred Firm by calling (713) 470-9714 for a free consultation with an experienced Houston railroad accident lawyer. Get the facts about railroad injury claims for an attorney with extensive experience handling these claims in the Houston area.

What Types of Railroad Accident Claims Do We Handle?

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a variety of railroad accidents. Accidents may involve working on a train, loading a train, riding a train, or merely being near a train or train tracks. Regardless of how the injury occurred, our lawyers have the skills, resources, and knowledge needed to represent your best interests.

Our law firm handles railroad injury cases involving:

  • Passenger injuries, including falls while riding a train and platform falls.
  • Electrocution accidents from rail lines and trains.
  • Accidents at railroad crossings to pedestrians, drives, and other individuals.
  • Cargo-related accidents, such as spills of dangerous chemicals or hazardous materials.
  • Accidents that occur at shipyards while loading and unloading cargo trains.
  • Train derailments that cause property damage and injures workers, passengers, and bystanders.

Understanding how your injury occurred is the first step in determining who is liable for your injuries. Our Houston railroad accident lawyers begin each case with a comprehensive accident investigation to determine how you were injured and who is responsible.

Our legal team utilizes a variety of methods to uncover the truth about your railroad accident, including employing various experts to assist in the investigation.

Why Do Railroad Accidents Happen?

Negligence and carelessness are often factors in the cause of a railroad accident. Determining each factor that contributed to your railroad injury is crucial. Each party that contributed to the cause of the railroad accident may share in the liability for your damages.

Common factors that contribute to the cause of a railroad accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Failing to provide adequate warnings at railroad crossings, including lights, alarms, signs, and crossing arms;
  • Excessing train speeds;
  • Conductor or driver errors, including fatigue, intoxication, inexperience, and other negligent acts;
  • Improperly maintained tracks, engines, and train cars;
  • Negligent hiring and operations by train companies;
  • Defective or outdated train equipment;
  • Reckless motorists or pedestrians;
  • Defective or poorly designed railroad tracks and crossings; and,
  • Mechanical failures.

Our legal team digs deep into the cause of the railroad accident to give you answers about why this happened to you. You need answers, and the court demands evidence of fault. We strive to provide both as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Railroad Employee Injuries and Accidents

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) provides benefits for railroad workers injured on the job. Our Houston railroad accident lawyers have extensive experience handling FELA claims, as well as general railroad accident claims.

What Types of Injuries Are Caused by Railroad Accidents?

The injuries that a person can sustain in a railroad accident vary from minor bumps and bruises from a fall on a trail to life-threatening, catastrophic injuries sustained in a train crash.

Common train injuries sustained by passengers, train workers, and other individuals include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Railroad crash injuries
  • Lung disease and cancer
  • Repetitive motion and stress injuries
  • Exposure to toxic and hazardous materials
  • Electrocutions and electrical injuries
  • Head and Brain Injuries
  • Paralysis, amputations, and other permanent impairments

The severity and type of train injuries impact the value of your claim. Regardless of the severity of your injury, seek immediate medical care. Medical records are vital evidence in a train accident case.

Why Do You Need a Houston Railroad Accident Attorney?

A Houston personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve for damages and losses caused by a railroad accident. Our railroad accident attorneys in Houston help clients seek compensation for railroad injuries and damages including:

  • Medical and Personal Care
  • Past and Future Lost Income and Benefits
  • Decreases in Earning Capacity
  • Ongoing Care for Permanent Impairments
  • Scarring, Disfigurement, and Disabilities
  • Vocational and Occupational Therapy
  • Emotional and Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life and Decreases in Qualify of Life

Get the compensation you deserve by working with an experienced Houston railroad accident lawyer.

Contact Our Houston Railroad Injury Attorney for a Free Case Review

We do not charge for legal advice. Our lawyers accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to worry about paying our attorneys’ fees until you receive compensation for your train injury claim.

If you are injured in a train accident, call The Alfred Firm at (713) 470-9714 to schedule a free consultation with one of our railroad accident lawyers in Houston.