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Train Accident

Train and railroad accidents cause thousands of injuries and accidents every year. In 2011 alone, there were 4,273 train and railroad accidents/incidents, resulting in 290 fatalities. One reason train accidents are so destructive is because of their propensity to affect so many people at once. Train and railroad accidents usually fall into one of two categories: those involving railroad employees injured on the job, and those involving non-rail workers injured in a train accident. Whether the accident involves a railroad employee, train passenger, or innocent motorist, the results are often swift and catastrophic.

Railroad Worker/ On the Job Injury

Railroad workers include those involved in railroad construction as well as those working on the train itself. These workers are protected under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), which mandates that workers injured or killed on the job are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from the accident. These accidents can be caused by:

– Improper supervision
– Human error
– Poor working conditions
– Exposure to toxic chemicals
– Hazardous equipment
– Equipment failure
– Inadequate safety measures
– Failure to follow safety regulations

Train Passenger Injuries

Train passengers can be injured or killed when the train they are on is involved in a collision. These accidents can be caused by:

– Conductor negligence
– Mechanical failure
– Outdated train tracks
– Poor track maintenance
– Train derailment
– Defective automatic warning devices
– Collision with a vehicle
– Collision with another train

Train & Railroad Accident Statistics

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Nearly half of all collisions at railroad crossings occur where automatic warning devices such as flashing lights or flashing lights with gates are present and are functioning properly. Every 115 minutes, either a person or vehicle is hit by a train. People are 40 times more likely to die when involved in a collision with a train than when involved in a collision with another car, bus or truck. If a 150-car freight train is traveling 50 miles per hour, it will take over a mile to stop.

Because of the serious nature of train accidents, quick action is imperative. The experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Garcia and Ochoa understand that the immediate acquisition, or acquiring, of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation, so that we can sit down with you and discuss the details and particulars of your individual case, and help you determine what is the next best step for you and your specific situation.

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Story & History 01.

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Since 1985, Garcia and Ochoa has successfully handled a variety of cases against companies and individuals both nationally and in Texas.

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We believe justice can create a safer world. Success can be measured outside of the courtroom, too. It’s not enough to simply settle your personal case,

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Our mission is as resolute as ever: Create value for every client, friend & colleague we cross paths with by extending a helping hand in times of need.

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Garcia & Ochoa LLP. is a well-established Texas law firm with a long history of service to our clients & colleagues.

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Your first consultation with our Firm is FREE. We will discuss your case or possible claim with you at our home, office, hospital by phone or in person.

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We have a reputation for success and collect over thirty million dollars in settlements and awards for our clients every year.

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We have years of experience in and out of court. We have collected millions dollars for our clients claims arising in Texas and Nationally.

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