Houston Train Accident Attorney
Texas's prime location in the center of America makes it a hub for railroad carriers. With thousands of miles of track spiraling out in all directions, railroads and streets regularly intersect. These intersections present great dangers to drivers on the roadways, and accidents at railroad crossings are by far the most common type of railroad accident. If you have been injured in a railroad accident of any kind, the Houston personal injury attorneys at Stern Law Group have the resources and more than 150 years of combined legal experience to help you achieve full and fair compensation for your personal injury claim.
Types of Train & Rail Accidents
Railroad accidents can be broken down into two general types of accidents: those involving a single freight or passenger train and those involving motor vehicles.
Railroad accidents can occur solely as railcar incidents. These accidents can involve rail departures, equipment failures, and hazardous materials. For passenger railcars that are involved in these types of accidents, the results can be devastating and injuries can be severe.
Accidents that occur at railroad intersections and crossings are the most common railroad accidents. Given the disparity of size and weight between trains and motor vehicles, these accidents are often nothing short of disastrous, commonly resulting in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Conductor error accounts for some of these intersection accidents but a fair percentage are also caused by malfunctioning traffic signals, obscured signs, and other factors.
Experienced Railroad Accident Attorneys
Stern Law Group is comprised of a legal team that has personally handled an extensive variety of accident and personal injury cases. In fact, our firm has successfully helped more than 40,000 clients throughout our years of practice. When it comes to railroad accidents, we use our familiarity with the claim process and our unique knowledge of the Federal Railroad Administration's safety and health regulations to strongly build your claim. Whether your case can be resolved in a settlement or requires aggressive litigation at trial, we will do whatever it takes to win. Contact Stern Law Group to discuss your railroad accident.