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Dallas Railroad Accident Lawyers

Helping Railroad Crossing & Train Accident Victims in Texas Obtain the Compensation They Deserve

Thousands of people are injured in train accidents in the U.S. every year. This includes railroad workers, passengers, and people who are on or near railroad property. Derailments, collisions, and crossing accidents can cause catastrophic injuries or claim lives, leaving victims and their families to suffer.

Arnold & Itkin represents injured railroad workers and train accident victims in Dallas. Our attorneys have experience with personal injury, wrongful death, and Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) claims, meaning we can pursue whichever source of benefits is appropriate in your case. Our mission will be to get you the care and support you need for all accident-related injuries, expenses, and losses.

For personal attention and experienced representation, call (888) 493-1629.

Train Accident Injury Statistics: Who Is Most Likely to Be Injured?

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported 7,574 train accident injuries in the U.S. in 2013, including injuries at highway-rail crossings. Most of the people who were injured were:

  • Railroad workers on duty at the time of the incident (4,100)
  • Train passengers (1,341)
  • People lawfully on or near railroad property (1,289)
  • Trespassers (600)
  • Others (244)

Types & Causes of Railroad Accidents

Freight and passenger trains may be involved in accidents that have the potential to cause significant harm to everyone on board as well as anyone nearby. With passenger trains in particular, a single accident could cause numerous injuries or deaths, like the 1993 derailment of an Amtrak train in Mobile, Alabama that left 47 dead and 103 injured when the train hit a deformed bridge, or the 2008 collision between a Union Pacific freight train and a Metrolink passenger train that claimed 25 lives and left over 135 injured.

Our firm helps victims of any type of rail accident, including:

  • Derailments
  • Collisions
  • Accidents and injuries on board
  • Train platform accidents
  • Crossing accidents
  • Falls from moving trains
  • Fires and explosions
  • Bridge and tunnel collapses
  • Runaway trains

These incidents may be caused by operator error, machinery malfunction, or defective tracks. The following is a comprehensive list of potential causes:

  • Train conductor negligence
  • Improper maintenance of train tracks
  • Signalmen’s errors
  • Mishandling of the engine
  • Collapsed bridges or tunnels
  • Faulty equipment
  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to brake in a timely manner
  • Engineer distraction
  • Improperly aligned switches
  • Failure to activate switches
  • Defective crossties
  • Mechanical failure
  • Track and roadbed malfunctions
  • Train signal defects
  • Obstructions on the tracks

Talk to a Dallas Train Accident Attorney

Trying to get the medical care and financial help you need after a railroad accident can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Whether you were a passenger on a train, lost someone you love in a crossing accident, or were working at the time of your injury, you can count on our team to have the expertise to assist you. What’s more, we’ll be available when you need us and will take the time to keep you informed so you know what to expect.

Call (888) 493-1629 today to find out what we can do to help you and your family at no cost.

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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.
  • $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.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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