In 2012, 106 accidents or incidents involving trains happened in the state of Texas. Though train wrecks happen much less frequently than they ever have, they are no less catastrophic when they do. Similarly, working conditions for railroad employees have dramatically improved, but working with any means of transportation that weighs an average of 3,000 tons has incredible associated dangers. If you have suffered serious personal injury in a railroad accident or are dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one in a railroad accident, then call the experienced Houston railroad accident attorneys at Adley Law Firm at (800) 856-9595 or complete our free initial consulation form. Each Houston personal injury lawyer at Adley Law Firm is an expert Houston railroad accident attorney who is ready to battle for the financial compensation you deserve.
What Help Exists for Injured Railroad Workers?
Most Texans who suffer personal injury on-the-job are covered under the Texas Workers Compensation Insurance Act. There are a number of workers, however, who are ineligible for workers compensation insurance. Among them are maritime workers like seamen, who are covered under the Jones Act, and longshoremen and harbor workers, who are covered under the Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA).
Railroad workers are among the other American workers who aren’t covered under the Texas Workers Compensation Insurance Act. Instead, Congress adopted in 1908 the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), which protects railroad workers who suffer on-the-job injuries. Let the Houston railroad accident attorneys at Adley Law Firm help you understand your rights and the amount of compensation you deserve.
What Help Exists for Injured Passengers, Bystanders, and Other Non-Railroad Workers?
The average freight train weighs 2,000 times the weight of a Honda Civic. That’s approximately the weight ratio of a Honda Civic to an iPad. As result, when cars, trucks, buses, other motor vehicles, and/or people collide with trains, the results are sometimes catastrophic. If the injured survives such a collision, the medical bills alone for these catastrophic injuries over the lifetime of the injured can exceed $4 million. Combining such immense medical bills with the loss of income that often accompanies an injury of this magnitude, the financial devastation extends well beyond the injured. In some cases, getting food on the table and keeping a roof over head becomes a seemingly insurmountable challenge. In such cases, the Houston personal injury attorneys at Adley Law Firm are ready to fight on behalf of you and those who depend upon you most.
Railroad Accident Cases We Handle
The Houston railroad accident attorneys at Adley Law Firm are ready to help you with injuries resulting from the following:
- mechanical failures
- electrical failures
- track defects
- track maintenance problems
- roadbed defects
- roadbed maintenance problems
- structural problems
- improperly operated signals and/or other communications
- driver fatigue
- driver inexperience
Get Help from the Houston Railroad Accident Attorneys
Railroad accidents are some of the most dangerous transportation accidents in America because of the size, weight, and force of trains. When catastrophes of this magnitude strike your life, you are not alone. The Houston railroad accident attorneys at Adley Law Firm have both the knowledge required and the commitment to pursue justice that your case warrants. Complete our initial consultation form or call us today at (800) 856-9595 to have an expert Houston personal injury lawyer evaluate your case.