Texas Hazardous Railroad Crossings
Although every railroad crossing is potentially dangerous, approximately half (around 5,000) of the grade crossings in Texas have no gates or flashing light signals to warn drivers of approaching trains. Some of these crossings are made even more dangerous by the presence of trees, overgrown vegetation, buildings, and other temporary and permanent obstructions that prevent car, motorcycle, and even truck drivers from being able to cross the intersection safely using ordinary care.
In Texas, any crossing that requires more than just a cross-buck (railroad crossing sign) to sufficiently alert drivers of a train’s presence is classified as an extra-hazardous crossing and railroad operators have a duty to use extraordinary measures to warn drivers of an approaching train at these intersections.
The Compassion to Fight. The Experience to Win.
At Bailey & Galyen, we feel that having compassion for our clients is indispensable in providing strong, passionate, and persuasive representation later on. To us, the two go hand-in-hand. What we also have is train accident attorneys—lawyers with the kind of indispensable knowledge and experience in train collision cases that is so necessary for a successful outcome.
Our attorneys take a painstakingly thorough approach to every accident, by examining each detail carefully and working the scene backward from the exact point of impact. Each and every member of Bailey & Galyen is committed to protecting the interests of families and individuals here in Texas, and throughout the country, against those who have harmed them.
If you have suffered a serious injury as the result of a hazardous road crossing or if a family member has recently been killed in an auto-train accident—contact us to schedule a convenient time and place where we can meet.