Houston Train Accident Attorneys
Trains are a powerful form of transportation with the potential to cause considerable harm if handled incorrectly. When train accidents occur, they can involve a single person or an entire community, depending on the nature and scope of the accident. For example, negligent pollution from trains may affect a number of towns or a single bystander may be struck. Regardless of the nature of train accidents, these incidents hold the potential to cause fatality for their victims. If you have a loved one who has been wrongfully killed or otherwise injured because of a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation to mitigate for your loss, and our experienced team of Houston train accident attorneys are here to help.
Here at Williams Hart, we understand how difficult it can be for victims of train accidents and their families. Because of these difficulties, our qualified legal team is passionate about fighting for the full compensation that our clients deserve to get them through this trying time. We offer extensive legal service and individualized care for our clients and keep them informed of the legal process every step of the way. To learn more about what we can do for you after a train accident, contact us today at (800) 220-9341.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Injuries that you suffer due to a train accident of any kind can be extreme, and dealing with legal details should be the last thing on your mind while you recover. An experienced Houston train accident attorney can take the legal stress off of your shoulders and handle your claim so that you can focus on recovery.
Not only are legal proceedings stressful in general, but train accidents involve multiple parties and can quickly become complex. If you are hurt by a train, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from a variety of individuals and entities. However, railroad employees are entitled to special rights and protections by law, so your recovery will likely be limited to the railroad company, other vehicles involved in the accident, and other responsible parties. An experienced Houston train accident attorney from Williams Hart understands the federal regulations that may affect your claim, and can provide you with the legal advice you need to recover just compensation for your injuries.
Insurance companies play a major role in train accident cases. Many people are tricked into accepting a quick settlement from an insurance company for their train accident. This is another area where an attorney is an integral part of your success. You are owed the highest duty of care when you entrust a railroad company to provide you with transportation, therefore you should receive the highest possible compensation for your injuries allowed by law. Experienced train accident attorneys at Williams Hart will know how to best present your claim to get positive results.
Because trains are able to transport huge numbers of goods and people, a train accident can easily become a class action lawsuit. Class action lawsuits involve many plaintiffs, who will file a case together and then split the proceeds of any compensation. Class action lawsuits are not endeavors that you should take on without an experienced attorney because you need to make sure that your needs are represented and not overshadowed by others. Train accident cases can be especially problematic when it comes to class action lawsuits because the federal government caps the overall liability of railroad accidents at $200 million dollars. While this may sound like a large amount of money, it can go fast if it is supposed to be split among hundreds of victims. Having an experienced attorney from Williams Hart by your side will ensure that your individual needs are properly represented and that you get the compensation you deserve.
Many train accident victims incorrectly assume that the train company will automatically take care of their injuries. This can put you in a very bad position. If you wait too long for the train company to act, you can lose your ability to recover based on the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the period of time following an accident where you are allowed to bring a claim for your injuries and other damages. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including train accidents, is two years from the date of the accident. To make sure you are able to file a claim, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer and get started.
Why Should I Choose Williams Hart?
At Williams Hart, we adhere to a very highest level of moral and ethical guidelines as we aggressively pursue justice for our clients. We are nationally recognized for our depth of knowledge and skillful practice of the law that delivers results for injured victims. The billions of dollars we have won for clients speak volumes for our skill. When you work with Williams Hart, you will experience the difference that teams of respectful and understanding legal professionals will bring to your case. Your case is important to us, so you can expect one-on-one attention as we put our decades of experience to work for you.
When selecting a law firm to represent your case, trust the hundreds of testimonials we have from satisfied clients, as well as the referrals we receive from other attorneys. Williams Hart is well equipped to handle any type of personal injury claim, and our experience with train accident cases makes us the best choice to represent you in the greater Houston area.
Our accolades include listings in The World’s Premier Guide Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Avvo, Lexis-Nexis/Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, and regular features in the Houston Chronicle for work well done. We are so confident in our abilities to successfully represent you in your claim that your first meeting is always free, and there is no fee unless we win.
Our Train Accident Practice Areas
Train accidents have a wide scope and can affect urban and rural areas, as well as passengers and passersby. They cause far more damage than other vehicles owing to their weight and speed, and their consequences are swift and often deadly. At Williams Hart, we understand how serious these cases are, and our experienced train accident attorneys are well-versed in a number of accident practice areas, including those involving:
- Railroad employees and workers
- Other vehicles
- Other trains
- Toxic spills
- Failure to alert traffic to train’s presence
- Wrongful Death
Train accidents may look any number of ways and occur for various reasons, so even if you do not see your specific case listed above, you may still be entitled to compensation. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
What to Expect in a Train Accident Case
If you or a loved one were injured in a train accident, you might be wondering what is next. You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries that you sustained, but to do this, you must take legal action. A Williams Hart train accident attorney will meet with you – for free – to review your case and provide you legal advice. Then, if we decide to proceed, we will file a claim for your injuries and damages. This can include payments for your medical expenses, both past and future, wage loss from time you missed from work, pain and suffering, and potentially punitive damages. Since 90% of train accident cases settle out of court, it is highly probably that we will not need to go to trial in your case.
Our experienced train accident attorneys will know how to best proceed with your claim, whether that may be a satisfactory settlement, or using our courtroom skills at trial. Rest assured that you will be in good hands with Williams Hart.
Train accidents are serious and often deadly occurrences, but unfortunately, their victims often do not receive the justice they deserve. At Williams Hart, we believe that every victim deserves justice and compensation to help them through the difficult time that was inflicted upon them. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment with one of our qualified Houston train accident lawyers, please contact us at (800) 220-9341 today.