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Train accidents often result in tragic incidents and catastrophic injuries. Research from the Federal Railroad Administration reveals that, in a recent year, over 500 train accidents occurred in Texas alone out of 2,000 train accidents total. That means 1 in 4 train accidents takes place in our state. These numbers tell us that Texas needs to be extra vigilant when it comes to our railways and grade crossings. It only takes one equipment malfunction or a negligent operator to cause a tragic accident.

Each year, there are thousands of train accidents reported across the United States—accidents that result in catastrophic injuries and even the loss of life. The lawsuits that arise out of these tragedies are some of the absolute most complex. Not only do they often involve multiple responsible parties, but they involve complicated laws and leave you facing massive companies that are often backed by a team of lawyers.

Train Accident Facts

  • There is a train collision or derailment every 1.5 hours.
  • Railroads today need major updating and improvement.
  • The FRA reports that 80% of railroad crossings do not provide adequate warning.
  • Train involvement in pedestrian accidents have increased over the last few years.

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a train accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. An experienced Corpus Christi train accident lawyer can help you secure the monetary compensation for your injuries. Train accident claims can be complex because a variety of parties can be at fault for an accident, but an experienced attorney can investigate the accident and help you recover what you lost.

Arnold & Itkin has helped thousands of injured people recover billions in verdicts and settlements. Contact our Corpus Christi train accident attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629!

Common Types of Train Accidents

All trains are capable of massive destruction due to their speed and weight. While trains are typically regarded as the safest form of public transport, trains are run by people—and people can make mistakes, get distracted, or cause serious harm. Many train accidents occur as passengers are boarding or de-boarding the train or metropolitan rail lines. It is vital for employers and operators to follow the required safety procedures and to remain vigilant for the sake of passengers. However, railroad workers are just as likely (if not more so) to get injured while working in and around trains.

Common causes of railroad accidents include:

  • Damaged switches or out of adjustment
  • Defective or missing cross-ties
  • Failure to apply sufficient hand brakes
  • Failure to comply with restricted speeds
  • Failure to control shoving movement
  • Switch points worn or broken
  • Switches improperly lined

Train Accidents Involving Cars & Pedestrians

Thousands of train accidents involve cars every year. These accidents result in significant injuries because of the massive size discrepancy between trains and vehicles. For example, a collision with a car can derail a train, causing it to collide with other vehicles on the road. Conductor negligence can also lead to train-car collisions. These accidents cause victims to suffer catastrophic injuries or a wrongful death. Excessive cargo loads can also lead to the derailment, and lack of maintenance can lead to a malfunction.

Pedestrians involved in train accidents often suffer life-changing injuries or wrongful death. Pedestrians have little chance of survival against a train that is going full speed down the tracks.

Train-on-Train Collisions

Any train accident is likely to result in massive destruction, but when an accident involves two rail vehicles, the consequences will be even more destructive. These type of accidents are so tragic because trains have little time to slow down and nowhere to turn. Add this to the massive weight and sheer force of each moving vehicle, and you have a disaster.

Accidents Caused by Conductor Negligence

Proper safety procedures could prevent most train accidents. Train conductors and railway workers must follow safety regulations. If they fail to do so, they put hundreds of people in danger.

Examples of contractor negligence can include:

  • Operating the train while intoxicated
  • Operating on drugs or prescription medication
  • Talking on a cell phone or texting
  • Any distracting behavior

Railway Accidents

Many train accidents occur because railway owners fail to warn passengers of potential hazards. It is their responsibility to ensure that every possible measure is taken to educate passengers and to ensure they secure rail yards, switching yards, rail right-of-way, train bridges, and other dangers on railroad property. It's also vital for railroads to clearly mark grade crossings. Many of the nation's train accidents occur at the same grade crossings every year. Why is that? Because the grade crossing either has an unsafe design or requires clearer markers—both of which are the railroad's responsibility.

Train Accident Attorneys in Corpus Christi, TX

Time and time again, attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have witnessed companies do everything in their power to deny liability after an accident. Such cases can be complex and require extensive investigation. Survivors and grieving families need qualified attorneys to make sure the train company bears responsibility for their actions and that the victims are fairly compensated.

We know how difficult life becomes after an accident, so we are committed to helping our clients through it. If you were injured in a train accident, don’t hesitate to contact our Corpus Christi train accident attorneys. We can explain the different legal options available for your case and guide you through the process. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, helping them rebuild their lives.

When you need answers, our team won't be happy until you've received them. Call us now at (888) 493-1629 to start your recovery process.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $114 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
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