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Railroad Accident Lawyers Houston, Texas

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the State of Texas has nearly 10,600 route miles of railroad tracks in operation — more than any other state in the country.

At the Nava Law Group, our Houston railroad accident attorneys understand that our state is home to one of the largest railroad employers in the nation, BNSF Railway Company. The industry does more than employ thousands of our residents, it can also put their safety at stake whenever negligence is a factor in their wide-spread employment divisions.

 When railroad accidents occur, many people can be hurt at once, and each person’s unique injuries require an experienced Houston railroad accident lawyer to assess their overall financial recovery needs. We can help with each aspect of your Houston railroad accident injury, whether you are an employee, passenger, member of the public, or third-party contractor.

If you have been hurt in a railroad accident, do not be intimidated by the large corporations, government entities, or their corporate attorneys when filing a claim. We have the experience you need to pursue results, so you can focus on getting your life back on track. 

What Types of Houston Railroad Accident Cases Does the Nava Law Group Represent?

Railroad accident cases are complex and require dedicated legal knowledge of the industry to create the solutions injury victims need to achieve financial recovery settlements or jury verdicts.

At the Nava Law Group, we design unique railroad accident cases that reflect each client’s true financial requirements, including claims for:

  • Amtrak passenger train injuries
  • Asbestos and mesothelioma cases
  • Lung diseases
  • Hearing and vision injuries
  • Repetitive motion and stress injuries
  • Railroad crossing crash injuries
  • Railroad toxic chemical spills
  • Train derailments and wrecks
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Wrongful death cases

What Are the Most Common Causes of Railroad Accident in Texas?

Railroad companies, including freight and commuter rail lines, are legally obligated to maintain the highest level of safety for all passengers. When the railroad company, conductor, or mechanical maintenance and safety companies fail to ensure the safety of everyone on board or passing nearby, the safety of hundreds or even thousands of people can be placed in jeopardy each moment the train is operating.

The most common causes of railroad accidents can include:

  • Dangerous crossings
  • Defective tracks
  • Derailments
  • Human error
  • Improperly maintained tracks
  • Mechanical failures
  • Negligence, including hiring inexperienced operators and/or operators who are impaired or distracted
  • Obstructed rail paths
  • Poorly maintained, outdated, or defective train equipment
  • Reckless pedestrians and drivers
  • Speeding trains, including trains traveling too fast through cities, across roadways, or near residential areas
  • Unprotected railroad crossings

No matter who is responsible for your railroad accident in Houston, the law requires that each train has a black box installed to record the train’s complete operation — from speed, movements, and direction, for federal and state review if an accident does occur.

The reality is, train accidents occur more often than most people think, and the results are often devastating.

Last year in the United States:

  • Nearly 12,000 train accidents occurred at railroad crossings
  • Every two weeks a train carrying hazardous materials derailed
  • Nearly 1,000 people were killed in train-related accidents

Whether you were injured as a passenger, pedestrian, other driver, or employee, Houston railroad accidents can cause catastrophic and life-altering injuries. These injuries require access to top-notch medical care, and significant time away from work to heal, which is why our Houston railroad accident injury lawyers work so hard to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence — even when that means taking on a government agency.

Our accomplished Houston railroad accident lawyer at the Nava Law Group have the experience our clients need to pursue large corporations, manufacturers, and even the United States government for their roles in our clients’ injuries, and we will provide the same aggressive approach to producing results in your Houston railroad accident case.

What If I Am Hurt While Working in the Houston Railroad Industry?

Texas is first in the U.S. for freight rail employment, with nearly 18,000 employees working across its over 10,000 freight miles throughout the state, handling over $21 billion of the total NAFTA trade value by rail.

When a railroad worker is seriously injured on the job or develops debilitating and life-threatening diseases, we will use each part of the federal law — the Federal Employers’ Liability Act — that was enacted specifically for the railroad industry and its employees to achieve financial results.

At the Nava Law Group, we will stop at nothing to get railroad industry employees or the general public the financial recovery they deserve after being injured in a railroad accident in Harris County.

If you have been hurt in a railroad accident, contact our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys today at (713) 218-2424 to learn how we can help you hold the negligent party who caused your injuries responsible for your financial recovery during a free consultation.

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