Train and Railroad Accident Injuries
Collisions between trains and motor vehicles are almost always catastrophic or fatal.
If you or someone you love was hurt because of a train or railroad accident, you deserve an experienced train or railroad injury attorney who will fight for your right to be compensated for your injuries.
Rosen Law Group has the experience and know how to handle all railroad accidents. From our offices in Bellaire, we represent victims who have been seriously injured and the loved ones of those who have been killed in railroad collisions throughout Texas.
Train Accident Injuries Are Covered by a Unique Set of Laws
Trains and railroads are governed by a complex set of rules and regulations. There are specific standards of safety and conduct that trains and railroads must follow. There are also specific, technical legal rules that must be met to secure compensation after an accident involving a train. The governing rules address the actions of the crew operating the locomotive and train, the speed of the train, and whether the crew was keeping a proper lookout. There are also specific safety rules applicable to all railroad crossings that must be analyzed.
Successfully handling a train accident injury case is complicated. Railroads are treated as a separate highway system and are governed by their own set of laws. Anyone who is not authorized to be on the train tracks is generally treated as a trespasser. However, there are some notable exceptions.
To protect themselves, drivers must be able to see a certain distance down the train track in either direction. Railroads must provide a line of sight that is not obstructed by other trains, trees or other foliage or an incline.
Railroads must also utilize established driver warning systems to inform all drivers that a train is approaching. These include signs, lights, warning signals, arms to block cars from crossing the railroad, and use of the train’s horn.
If a railroad fails to properly maintain the safety of the track or railroad crossing it may be held responsible for any resulting injuries or death to the victims of a train collision.
The complex and technical nature of a train or railroad accident requires a skilled and experienced train accident lawyer to represent you. You deserve an attorney who can evaluate your case, and has the experience, expertise and resources to fight to ensure that you and your family receive full and fair compensation for your injuries or loss.
Common Types of Railroad and Train Accidents
Train accidents may include derailments, trains hitting a car or other motor vehicle at a railroad crossing, and trains hitting pedestrians.
Train accidents may be caused by operator and crew negligence, failure to follow established railroad rules, equipment failure, poor design of the railroad crossing, or because safety features were not in place or not working properly.
To successfully recover compensation for injuries suffered in a train or railroad accident, you deserve to work with an experienced train accident injury attorney. The Texas personal injury attorneys at Rosen Law Group understand the unique requirements that must be met to secure fair compensation for people who were hurt or killed in a collision with a train. Our lawyers utilize qualified experienced accident reconstruction experts to analyze the collision to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable.
Working with Train Accident Reconstruction Experts
Train accidents are complex and can have multiple causes. Our train accident injury lawyers routinely work with railroad safety experts to examine the cause of the accident. Railroad accident reconstruction experts will analyze as much pertinent information as possible to discover the cause of a train accident. They will analyze:
- Accident reports
- Testimony from eyewitnesses and people aboard the train
- Information about safety features at railroad crossings
- The position of the vehicles after the accident
- Data about where the train was travelling to and from
- Whether the crew was observing proper safety protocols
Train accident reconstruction experts often use computer software to create models of the accident scene. They analyze this information to understand the cause of the accident.
Rosen Law Group Fights for People Injured or Killed in Texas Train Accidents
Train companies and the insurance companies that work for them may use impersonal and even aggressive tactics to try to minimize or even eliminate your right to compensation. The Rosen Law Group will fight for the compensation that you and your family are entitled to. This includes:
- The cost of past and future medical care
- Lost wages and loss of future wage-earning capacity
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Temporary or permanent impairment
- Punitive damages
If you or someone you love was hurt in a train accident, a knowledgeable and experienced train accident attorney can help. The experienced train accident injury attorneys at Rosen Law Group will investigate the cause of the accident, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
If someone you love was killed in a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation for wrongful death. This includes:
- Loss of companionship, comfort, society, and affection
- Loss of inheritance
- Pecuniary losses for care, maintenance, support services, and financial support each family member would have received had their loved one not passed away.
Based in Bellaire, Rosen Law Group proudly represents people in and around Houston and throughout Texas.