Injured as a result of a train accident in Texas?

Trains are immensely powerful and heavy vehicles that can be deadly when things go wrong. Accidents involving trains can have catastrophic results that usually involve serious or even fatal injuries. Since 1999, the team at Brasher Law Firm, PLLC has been dedicated to protecting the rights of clients victimized by the negligence of train operators and families grieving the death of a loved one.

Our Beaumont personal injury attorneys are available to represent:
  • Passengers of the train
  • Employees of the train
  • Pedestrians
  • Passengers or drivers of automobiles

Seek Compensation for Injuries Caused by Insufficient Railroad Maintenance

Many train accidents are caused by a railroad company’s oversight. Railroads are highly regulated to ensure the safe and smooth operations of train transport. As trains are extremely heavy and self-propelled at relatively high speeds, they are difficult vehicles to stop. Thus, it is the main purpose of these policies to maximize the visibility of a train to passersby and nearby automobiles in order to warn them of its approach and encourage caution.

Failure to comply with state and federal regulations can take the form of:
  • Poorly maintained lights and triggers
  • Poor signage and markings
  • A lack of functioning headlights
  • Malfunctioning ditch lights
  • Inadequate warning horns and bells

When a railroad company or train operator fails to provide the warning that drivers need to prepare for an oncoming locomotive, it creates a high risk of a collision. We at Brasher Law Firm, PLLC believe that railroad companies that are not in compliance with regulations should be held accountable when their negligence leads to injury-causing accidents.

Our attorneys take a thorough approach to railroad crossing accident claims. We inspect company records to identify a pattern of collisions at a particular site. We review maintenance data involving the upkeep of the train and necessary repairs that may have been overlooked. From there, we identify the extent of a victim’s injuries or the loss that a family has suffered. We get to the facts of a railroad intersection crash claim and fight to maximize compensation.

Excessive Speeds

Railroad companies are not always to blame for train accidents; sometimes the negligent or reckless behavior of a train conductor can have deadly results. Pressured to make timely stops and delivery deadlines, conductors often travel at speeds well beyond the train’s ability to handle, especially when transporting freight or cargo of immense weights that can create instability. Federal and state regulators recognize this and impose strict speed limits for trains outside and inside the city limits. Increases proposed by train companies are often met with fierce resistance.

A sudden derailment or the need for an immediate stop to prevent a collision puts employees, passengers and innocent bystanders at risk. Speeding train accidents usually result in serious physical damage and multiple deaths. Whether you are an employee of the train who might see your career end due to an injury or a bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, our Beaumont personal injury attorneys are determined to seek justice for a conductor’s destructive behavior.

Your Success is Our Priority

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a train accident, we want to help you seek compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Brasher Law Firm, PLLC provides free initial consultations for all new clients and hablamos español. As a firm dedicated to your success, we work on a contingency-fee basis. This means you won’t pay attorney’s fees unless we win a recovery for your claim, no matter how many hours we work on your case.

A sudden derailment or the need for an immediate stop to prevent a collision puts employees, passengers and innocent bystanders at risk. Speeding train accidents usually result in serious physical damage and multiple deaths. Whether you are an employee of the train who might see your career end due to an injury or a bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, our Beaumont personal injury attorneys are determined to seek justice for a conductor’s destructive behavior.


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After being told by multiple lawyers that I really had no case or that my chances of being awarded any settlement was very slim, I was referred to the Brasher Law firm. Nishi worked on my case and with very little effort on my part, she put together my case with an opening statement and presentation that put my opponent on their heels. She set a goal from the start and didn’t relent until her goal was met and I got what was owed me. Thank you Nishi for knocking it out of the park!

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