Railroad Crossing Injuries and Train Accidents
Over 12,000 railroad accidents occurred in Texas alone over the past 10 years alone. Of these accidents, 853 resulted in fatalities.
According to accident statistics obtained from the Federal Railroad Administration, Harris County leads the State in the number of annual railroad accidents, with 36 in 2015. Tarrant county is second with 24, followed by 12 in Jefferson County.
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If you or a loved one was injured in a railroad accident or while working for a railroad, contact one of the experienced accident lawyers for a free, no-commitment consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-603-3636
Injured in a Railroad Crossing Accident? Call 1-888-603-3636 or Click Here
Railroad employees are covered by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), not workers’ compensation. Under FELA, the burden of proof to establish fault is lower than in an ordinary negligence case, making it easier for the worker to prevail and recover damages. The worker must simply establish that his employer was negligent in some manner, no matter how slight, and that he suffered injuries as a result. This “featherweight” burden of proof is also used in the Jones Act and provides an advantage to railroad workers and offshore workers who are trying to recover for on-the-job injuries. The attorneys at Zehl & Associates understand the complicated legal standards that apply in railroad injury lawsuits and are experienced in maximizing a railroad worker’s recovery under FELA.
At Zehl & Associates, PC, our Train Accident Lawyers have successfully handled and resolved all types of railroad claims, including amputations, hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome, cumulative stress disorder, back injuries, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
Our Railroad Accident Lawyers will:
- Devote whatever time and resources necessary to ensuring you receive the maximum compensation possible
- Devote whatever resources necessary to ensure that the railroad is held accountable for your injuries and losses
- Make sure you or your loved ones receive the best medical treatment available
- Prepare your case for trial in the event the railroad refuses to offer a settlement that fully compensates you for your injuries and losses
If you were injured in a railroad crossing accident or were injured while working for a railroad, contact our Experienced Railroad Accident Lawyers for a free consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by clicking here.
Our Railroad Accident Lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of clients across Texas and the United States in connection with railroad crossing accidents. A majority of these causes involved:
- Inadequate and poorly maintained traffic control warnings and alerts
- Broken traffic control mechanisms
- Obstructed crossing guards
- Overgrown vegetation at crossings that obstruct visibility
Contact Our Experienced Railroad Accident Lawyers For a Free Consultation at 1-888-603-3636 or by Clicking Here
If you or a loved one were injured in railroad accident or while working for a railroad, our accident lawyers can help.
All consultations are free and since we work on a contingent fee, you don’t pay us anything until we win your case.
Just call 1-888-603-3636 or click our contact form to send us a confidential email.