Proven Houston Attorney Fights for Individuals Injured in Train Crashes
Experienced Texas advocate handles complex railroad accident cases
Trains are massive and require a lot of power to accelerate, slow down and stop. Consequently, when an accident occurs, the damage can be extremely severe and widespread. At Anthony W. Hernandez, P.C. Attorney at Law in Houston, I understand the complexities of railroad accidents and represent injured railroad workers, passengers, pedestrians and drivers throughout Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend and Galveston counties. I am highly effective at obtaining favorable results in these cases and have represented injury victims since 1990. Whether you were injured due to a train derailment, a malfunctioning railroad crossing or improper equipment maintenance, I will work to identify all responsible parties and seek the highest amount of available compensation.
Common causes of railroad accidents
Train operations involve so many people and complex machinery that figuring out why an accident occurred can be challenging, especially if there are multiple causes. Common reasons a train accident can happen include:
- Poorly maintained or malfunctioning railroad crossings
- Broken switches
- Trains traveling at excessive speeds
- Train operator error
- Cargo improperly secured
Having an attorney who understands how to analyze accident reports and other related evidence is crucial to building a solid case. I know how to assess the circumstances of each case and will investigate the facts to collect the most effective evidence to support your claim.
Reputable law firm pursues all responsible parties in train crash litigation
A large number of people are responsible for the operation of a train, which means liability for an accident could extend well beyond the individuals running the train. Other railroad employees, equipment manufacturers, the railway company or federal oversight agencies may have contributed to your accident. The specific injuries and defendants will determine the type of lawsuit filed, with some of the more common being personal injury claims for negligence, wrongful death claims for surviving family members and Tort Claims Act actions against governmental entities. Litigating these cases can be difficult, and I have the knowledge and resources to develop winning legal strategies.
Accomplished counselor helps injured railroad workers recover compensation
Railroad work is inherently dangerous, so the possibility of being seriously injured is a daily risk. The Federal Employers Liability Act was created to allow injured railroad workers to seek compensation for work-related injuries. Unlike workers’ compensation policies, injured railroad workers are not limited to capped benefits and may sue their employers for their losses, including future medical expenses and wages, as well as pain and suffering. There are specific requirements to bring a suit under this law and having an experienced attorney can greatly increase your chances of success. I have a detailed understanding of the all the legal requirements and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact an attentive Texas attorney to schedule a free consultation
At Anthony W. Hernandez, P.C. Attorney at Law, I represent clients throughout Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Galveston counties in railroad accident cases. Please call 713-227-9200 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Houston office.