Houston Railroad 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 where there was over 11,700 accidents, nearly 8,000 injuries and 878 deaths.  Train accidents consists 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 injuries as a result 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 car accident victims for over 30 years helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against the insurance carriers.  Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing up front and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only 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 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 as well a around the platforms that park at.  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.

Your health should be your number one priority. If you have been hurt seek medical attention. If first responders suggest that you go to the emergency room, follow their advice. An emergency room doctor can help detect initial injuries and possible issues that may come later. Additionally, they may detect any disabilities that can be long term or permanent. They will document these injuries and help your personal injury attorney when you decide to pursue an injury claim.

If you or someone at the accident called 911, the local police will show up to perform the initial investigation.  They will ask a lot of questions, cooperate and answer honestly but make sure you do not make comments that indicate that you were at fault.  Answer the questions directly and do not elaborate.  Even the smallest statements can be used against you by the insurance companies to deflect fault from their clients.

If you or someone you know is able, take photos of the accident scene.  Include photos of the vehicles involved as well as the accident scene such as the intersection, road conditions and any possible contributing factors like construction or obstructions.

Once you leave the accident scene or have been treated at the hospital, contact the Molina Law Firm so that we can get the details of your case and let you know what to expect.  We offer free consultations and you never pay a fee unless we win your case.  18-wheeler accidents can get very complicated and they will have many resources to minimize the compensation you get.  Attorney Rick Molina knows the trucking laws and he knows Houston.

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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, accident can and do happen and when they do, 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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Frequently asked questions about bicycle accidents

Any person or business that was involved in the accident and determined to be at fault can be sued.  That is one of the most important reasons to hire a personal injury attorney.  He or she will ensure that anyone who potentially contributed to the accident is held liable and can add to your compensation.

The Federal Employers Liability Act or FELA protects railroad workers when they are injured on the job.  Unlike other workers who are subject to Texas Workers’ Compensation, railroad employees must prove they were injured due to the negligence of another employee, their employer or as a result of faulty or defective equipment.  As such they can retain an attorney to represent them and receive compensation not only for physical injuries due to accidents but health problems caused by exposure to hazardous materials.

By law, commuter trains and light rail is considered a common carrier and as such is regulated by a set of laws that requires them to give you the highest duty of care.  This means that the train company must use the utmost care and diligence for your safety and is responsible even for the slightest negligence.

Talk to Attorney Rick Molina Today!

When you have been involved in a 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 is 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 30 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!

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