DALLAS TEXAS RAILROAD ACCIDENT & FELA ACCIDENTS ATTORNEYS/ LAWYERS
According to Federal Railroad Association
- The United States has approximately 139,862 public grade crossings. Of these crossings, approximately 50,132 have gates, 23,215 have flashing lights, and 1,248 have highway traffic signals, wigwags, and bells
- In 2007, incidents at public highway-rail crossings in the United States resulted in 299 deaths and 817 injuries.
- In 2007, 486 people were killed and 393 were injured while trespassing on railroad rights-of-way and property.
Railroad accidents may occur from: defective crossing signals, negligent and intoxicated train employees, defective highway rail and railroad crossings, poor train operating practices, inadequate train track and rail inspection, improper switching, drowsy operators, excessive speed, and failure to use train horn.
To get most value from your railroad accidents claim, we recommend you the do the following:
- Call the police after the railroad accident;
- If you work for the railroad, immediately report the accident and when filling out the accident report be truthful and identify how and why the railroad company is at fault
- Get the names, addresses, and phone number of all witnesses to the auto accident;
- Take pictures of the accident scene, vehicles, and your injuries
- If injured, do not delay getting medical treatment and follow doctors orders;
- Document your pain, stress, swelling, and other injuries that cannot be seen
- Do not give a recorded statement before talking to a railroad accident attorney;
- Do not sign a medical records authorization or any paper before talking to a railroad accident attorney; and
- Do not accept a settlement before talking to a railroad accident attorney.
Hiring a Dallas, Texas railroad accident attorney quickly after your accident could be beneficial to your case. One, hiring a railroad accident attorney will relieve your stress in addressing your injuries and dealing with insurance companies. Two, the railroad accident attorney will examine your case and gather necessary evidence, such as witnesses, criminal records, and photographs. Three, the railroad accident attorney can protect your best interest by advising you and communicating with the insurance companies on your behalf. Four, a railroad accident attorney will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you are injured in a railroad accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following: medical bills, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, and impairment.
Railroad accidents can cause severe personal injuries and wrongful because of the size and speed of railroad trains.
The railroad accident attorneys at the Kipness Law Firm, represent individuals and families that have sustained the following types of personal injuries in a railroad accident.
- Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) and Concussion or Head Injury
- Spinal Cord injury (SCI)
- Paralysis and Speech Loss
- Quadriplegia and Paraplegia
- RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) and CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
- Amputations and Loss of Limbs
- Seizures, Numbness and Loss of Consciousness
- Burns and Electrocutions
- Back injury (herniated disc or vertebrae fracture)
- Knee injury (torn meniscus or patella fracture)
- Shoulder injury (rotator cuff)
- Ankle injury
- Broken bones
- Vision Loss, Eye Injury or Blindness
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other emotional injuries
If a loved one or relative dies because of a railroad accident compensation may be given for: funeral expenses, medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, loss of emotional support and companionship provided by spouse or parent; and loss of household duties provided by spouse or parent.
Our firm is based in Dallas, Texas and handles railroad accident cases throughout the State of Texas. If you have personal injuries or lost a family member due to wrongful death in a railroad accident, please call Dallas Railroad & FELA Accident Attorneys and Lawyers at The Kipness Law Firm. Call 214-800-3454.