Houston Railroad and Train Accident Attorney
Although railroad and train accidents are rare, when they occur it usually results in serious injury and death. It is imperative that you seek legal counsel if you have been seriously injured in an accident involving a train.
According to Statista, in 2020 there were over 8,500 accidents involving rail transport, which resulted in 5,400 injuries and 783 fatalities. That is a decent drop from 2019 when there were over 11,700 accidents, nearly 8,000 injuries, and 878 deaths. Call Molina Law Firm when you need a Houston Railroad Accident Attorney. Railroad crossings are dangerous because oftentimes the train is too heavy and it needs a lot of distance to safely stop. Railroad companies are often too busy and have poor communication in the management of their trains. Railroad accidents can be caused by improper communication, excessive speed, worker fatigue, or improper equipment operation. Also, train accidents consist of commuter trains that get into accidents as a result of derailments or hitting another object, or cargo trains that derail and spread hazardous chemicals. Either way, these injuries can be catastrophic. That is why it is always a good idea to retain a competent personal injury attorney to represent you to get maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.
The Molina Law Firm has been representing RailRoad and Train accident victims for over 20 years, helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against insurance carriers. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation you deserve for your loss, pain, and suffering.
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What to do after a train or railroad accident
Some type of train accident happens about every hour in the United States. This includes commuter and cargo trains. If you have been injured as a result of a railroad or train accident, there are some clear first steps that should be taken to protect you and start building your case.
Railroad and Train Accident Statistics
Railroad and train statistics are compiled by a variety of governmental entities. The industry is highly regulated and monitored mostly due to the importance of railway travel. It moves millions of people and tons of products across the United States. Although it remains one of the safest modes of travel, accidents can and do happen. When accidents do happen, it usually results in serious injuries and fatalities.
- A person or vehicle is hit by a train every two hours in the United States
- On average, every hour in the U.S., there is a train or commuter rail accident
- It takes the average train over one mile to come to a complete stop
- The red line serviced by Houston Metro is one of the busiest light rails in America
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When you have been involved in a RailRoad or Train accident, the damages may be significant and your injuries can be serious. It is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you so that they can determine how much you have lost and get you compensated properly. Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm are here to help. We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, determining present and future pain, suffering and loss then maximizing your compensation.
We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case. We have helped hundreds of people over the past 20 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries, and we can help you!