Railroad Crossing Collisions

Railroad Crossing Accident Attorney

Injury and fatality statistics from railroad crossing accidents confirm nearly every year that crossing accidents are not as rare as many of us would believe. Last year, the Federal Railroad Administration’s data revealed that grade crossing collisions resulted in at least 324 known deaths. In reality, this figure may actually be higher due to the fact that the FRA relies on railroad operators to report these incidents themselves.

If you or a family member has been involved in a railroad crossing accident, Texas train accident attorneys of Bailey & Galyen have both the compassion needed to fight for your rights and the experience required to win compensation for your losses. Contact our law firm today.

At Bailey & Galyen, we represent people from throughout Texas and from across the country who have been injured or who have lost family members as the result of a train crossing collision. The three major causes of crossing accidents in the United States are as follows:

  • Overgrown vegetation (trees and large shrubs) or other obstructions that interfere with a driver’s ability to see oncoming trains
  • Crossings that have inadequate warning mechanisms for the danger posed by the intersection
  • Defective or poorly maintained warning devices that could have prevented an accident if they had been functioning properly

Accidents involving inadequate warning devices and obstructed views of approaching trains are the areas in which we have the most experience. Our approach to these cases begins with a thorough investigation of the accident, working backwards from the point of impact. As appropriate, we work with experts and utilize technology such as computer-drawn animations to put forward the strongest, clearest, most convincing case we can on behalf of our clients.