Have you been seriously injured in an accident involving a train?

Every 120 minutes, someone is hit by train in America according to the Texas Department of Transportation.  There are many railways through Houston and surrounding cities.  The Houston Ship Channel is one of the largest ports and a major hub in transportation.  Also, Houston and surrounding cities is heavily invested in oil and petrochemicals that also need to be transported by train.  With all these train tracks, the chances of railroad accidents is very high.

There are also passenger trains in Houston that when involved in an accident, results in passenger injuries and/or death.  Additionally, train derailments with rail cars carrying toxic chemicals can result in injuries and sickness in local areas from exposure.

The Molina Law Firm has successfully represented accident injury victims in the Houston area for decades.

Our legal team has extensive experience with all types of motor vehicle accidents, including large truck collisions. We employ experienced investigators to gather all the evidence needed to determine liability and fault, analyze eye witness statements, accident reports, and weather conditions. Let us help you build a strong case.

Call The Molina Law Firm today for a free consultation at (281) 922-4300.

Damages in a Houston Railroad Accident

Because of their size and weight, accidents with trucks tend to cause more damage than accidents involving smaller vehicles. If you’ve been in an accident involving a large truck, you may be able to pursue compensation for any of the following damages:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical bills related to the initial accident
  • Loss of limb
  • Pain and suffering
  • Cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Property damage or loss
  • Mental anguish and emotional duress
  • Lost wages from time off of work
  • Loss of career or earning capacity

Wrongful Death Damages in a Houston Railroad Accident

In the tragic event that you’ve lost a loved one in an accident involving a big rig, you may be entitled to any of the following damages in a truck accident wrongful death claim:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirement)
  • Loss of household service the deceased provided (such as childcare, vehicle and property maintenance, chores, etc.)
  • Loss of love, affection, companionship, guidance, marital consortium, etc.

Railroad Accident Facts

According to the National Transportation Safety Bureau, Nearly every 2 hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S. Rail accidents and/or incidents include the following scenarios:

  • Derailment
  • Train-train collisions
  • Train-car collisions
  • Train-person collisions
  • Damage to property

Each year nearly 1,000 people are killed in train related accidents. Additionally, United States train and railroad accident statistics estimate that almost every two weeks a train derailment leads to a chemical spill. Some of these spills are so serious that they require the evacuation of local residents. The occurrence and frequency of train accidents has been escalating since 1997.

Federal Regulations For Railroads