Houston Railroad Accident Attorneys Who Fight for Justice
Our car accident lawyers handle complicated train crash cases
Railroad accidents can be catastrophic, given that a small passenger vehicle can sustain so much damage during a collision with a heavy train. Each year, hundreds of people are injured or killed at railroad crossings.
In fact, Texas leads the nation in car accidents involving trains and motor vehicles. Harris County has the distinction of being the deadliest county in Texas - and the second deadliest in the nation - when it comes to railroad accidents. Train accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries, including broken bones, brain damage and paralysis. A car accident lawyer can help.
Knowing what to do after a train crashes into a car can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s important that you talk with an attorney familiar with different types of car accidents. That’s why we want to meet with you at Smith & Hassler right away. Our Houston law firm knows the law and knows exactly what to do. That’s why you can count on us when it matters most.
Why do train accidents involving cars happen?
Railroad accidents involving passenger vehicles happen for many different reasons, including:
- Improperly working railroad crossings
- Cars becoming trapped on railroad crossings
- Motor vehicle problems resulting in a car stalling on a railroad crossing.
Even the safest drivers sometimes have accidents involving trains. When they do, they turn to us for the justice they deserve. At Smith & Hassler, we can examine all the details of an accident at a crossing. We will work tirelessly to make sure you get the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
What makes train accidents so serious?
A car or other passenger vehicle is no match for a locomotive, which can weigh hundreds of tons. The consequences of a collision can be severe, even if the train only strikes a small part of the vehicle. Drivers and passengers can suffer serious or fatal injuries.
People who survive these types of collisions can suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries that require extensive medical treatment. They may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, home health care, home medical equipment and multiple follow-up visits with doctors and specialists.
Injuries from a train accident can leave you unable to work, resulting in a loss of income. This can lead to a difficult financial situation, and victims often aren’t sure how they will be able to pay their bills.
Do I need a lawyer after a train accident?
It’s important to remember that railroad companies and their insurance carriers are not on your side. If you were involved in a collision, they may try to deny liability and may even blame you for what happened.
Insurance companies may question the seriousness of your injuries or the need for certain types of treatment. They may contact you soon after the collision with a settlement offer. But it will fall far short of covering all of the damages you have suffered. They are hoping you will settle for less so they can save money.
Our firm believes you should recover the financial compensation you deserve. Our legal team investigates your crash to gather evidence and get the facts. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult experts.
Our attorneys will guide you through the process every step of the way. We are determined to help you recover maximum compensation, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
You have rights. We can fight for them. Contact our law firm right now.
The stakes are high in a train accident involving a motor vehicle. If you or a loved one was injured or worse in such an accident, the financial toll of your crash can quickly add up fast. Medical bills, lost income, lost future income and other accident-related expenses can quickly add up to thousands or millions of dollars.
If you are wondering if you can afford a lawyer, the answer is yes. We work on a contingency fee basis. We pay all the expenses to move your case forward. You owe us nothing unless we recover financial compensation for you.
Make the right call after your railroad accident. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Houston car accident attorney you can trust. We know how to negotiate with railroad companies, insurance providers and anyone who stands in your way for justice.
Don’t delay. Call today. Smith & Hassler – we go above and beyond for what’s rightfully yours.