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At Baumgartner Law Firm, our Montgomery train accident lawyer is a knowledgeable, experienced, and justice-focused advocate for victims and families. Railroad companies, other negligent companies, and insurers must be held accountable.
If you or your family member was harmed in any type of train accident, we are here as a legal resource. To set up your free, no obligation consultation with a top Texas train accident attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
How Common are Train Accidents (An Overview of the Data)
While train accidents are relatively uncommon—at least on a per mile traveled basis—these crashes are often catastrophic. They can lead to severe injuries or fatalities. According to data from the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 893 railroad deaths reported nationwide in 2021.
Many thousands more people sustained injuries in train accidents. During the same time period, Operation Lifesaver finds that there 2,145 railroad crossing collisions nationwide. Notably, Texas had significantly more railroad crossing accidents than any other state.
Why Do Train Accidents Happen?
Train accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, ranging from human error to technical malfunctions. The key commonality is that the overwhelming majority of train accidents reported in Southeast Texas could have been prevented with the road safety precautions. Here are some of the most common causes of train accidents in Montgomery County:
- Train Conductor Error: Train operators, engineers, conductors, and other personnel may make mistakes that lead to accidents. This can include failing to follow safety procedures, speeding, or distracted operation.
- Equipment Failure: Trains rely on a complex system of equipment and machinery, and if any of these components fail, it can lead to an accident. This may include brake failure, track defects, or issues with signaling or communication systems
- Infrastructure Problems: The rail infrastructure may also play a role in train accidents. This could include problems with the track, crossing gates, or other infrastructure elements that may be damaged or in disrepair.
Holding Negligent Parties Liable for a Train Accident
Modern railroad operations—both passenger and industrial—are complicated. A number of different parties may be legally responsible for a train accident. In Texas, holding negligent parties liable for a train accident typically involves pursuing a personal injury claim based on the legal concept of negligence.
To prove negligence, you must show that the other party (or parties) failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care, and that this failure was the direct cause of your injuries or damages.
For example, if a derailment occurred in Montgomery County because the conductor was speeding, that train company must be held accountable for resulting damages.
We Help Train Accident Victims Maximize their Financial Compensation
Hurt in a train accident in Montgomery County? Whether you were injured in a derailment, railroad crossing crash, or any other type of train-related accident, it is crucial that you are able to access the financial support that you need to pay bills and provide for your family. Unfortunately, public and private railroad companies and their insurers want to resolve their liability for the lowest amount that they can get away with. Our Montgomery County train accident lawyer will fight tirelessly to ensure that victims and families maximize their recovery, including for:
- Property damage, such as vehicle repairs;
- Ambulance costs and emergency room care;
- Hospital bills and other related health care expenses;
- Lost wages and diminished earning power;
- Pain and suffering;
- Disability and disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death.
Train Accidents in Texas: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I Need to Seek Medical Attention After a Train Accident?
Yes. You should always see a doctor if you were hurt in a train accident. To start, doing so is vital to protect your own health and well-being. You may be more severely injured than you realize. Many common train accident injuries—from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) to soft tissue damage—appear with a delayed onset. Beyond that, you need to see a doctor to be eligible to bring a personal injury claim. Medical records will support your case.
Who Investigates a Train Accident?
Train accidents require a comprehensive, detail-oriented investigation. Many train accidents in Montgomery County—including derailments and railroad crossing collisions—will be investigated by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Additionally, your train accident should always be thoroughly investigated by your own Montgomery County train accident attorney. Your lawyer will ensure that you have the evidence that you need to bring a claim.
How Long Do I Have to Bring a Train Accident Injury Claim in Montgomery County?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim after a train accident is two years from the date of the incident. As there are few exceptions, you must file a claim within this time period. Failure to do so may result in your claim being barred and you may be unable to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Consult with a Montgomery County attorney as soon as possible after a serious train accident.
How Montgomery, TX Train Accident Lawyer Greg Baumgartner Can Help
Train accident claims are complicated. You can benefit from consulting with an experienced advocate. Our founder and managing partner Greg Baumgartner is an award-winning personal injury lawyer. We have a history of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts in complex injury and accident claims. When you reach out to our Montgomery County law office, you will have a chance to consult with a Texas train accident lawyer who can:
- Conduct a comprehensive review of your train accident case;
- Investigate the accident and your injuries—ensuring you have all of the evidence you need;
- Handle legal paperwork and represent you in any settlement negotiations; and
- Develop a personalized strategy to help you get the best results in your train accident case.
Get Help From Our Montgomery Train Accident Attorney Today
At Baumgartner Law Firm, our Montgomery train accident lawyer fights aggressively to get victims and families justice. These are complex cases. It is crucial that you have a top-rated legal advocate on your side.
Reach out to us by phone or contact us online to set up your free, no strings attached consultation. Our firm handles train accident injury claims throughout Montgomery County.
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In order to get the just compensation you deserve, you may have to secure expert testimony from doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, life care planners, and other professionals with the requisite knowledge and experience to investigate and communicate the specifics of your case. Our leading personal injury attorneys at Baumgartner Law Firm can help you secure this testimony as well as other evidence that’s required to prove your case.
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