Aggressive and Compassionate Counsel | Wrongful Death Claims Involving Train-Car Collisions or Hazardous Railroad Crossings
Did you know that, according to data collected by the National Transportation Safety Bureau, there’s a railroad accident about once every hour, on average, somewhere in the United States? Nearly three people die every day from derailments, train-train collisions, and train-motor vehicle collisions. Furthermore, the frequency of train accidents has been on the rise for more than two decades.
If your loved one dies in a train accident, no amount of money will bring them back. But you have real losses—the support they would have provided, the love and guidance they would have given you. You have a right to hold the wrongful parties accountable and recover full and fair compensation for your losses. Bailey & Galyen can help.
Proven Railroad-Fatality-Claims Attorneys
At Bailey & Galyen, with offices across the state of Texas, we have effectively handled a broad range of personal injury claims for people across the Lone Star State and throughout the nation for more than 40 years, including wrongful death claims arising out of train accidents. One of the state’s largest consumer law firms, we are known and respected for our consistent ability to recover favorable judgments and settlements for our clients. In our years in practice, we have obtained verdicts and settlements totaling more than $500 million for our personal injury clients.
Committed to Providing the Highest Levels of Personal Service and Attention
Because of our vast experience, we know a personal injury can change your life. We understand the uncertainty that comes with an injury. We work hard to be available and accessible when you need to talk with us. We will take the time to explain the law and the legal process, as well as your rights, so that you always know what to expect. We’ll promptly notify you of all changes or developments in your case, and help you understand your options, as well as your chances for success, so you can make the right decisions about how to move forward.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fatal Train Accidents
What Should I Do to Protect My Rights If a Loved One Dies in a Train Accident?
Before you worry about your legal rights, take time to deal with your personal grief. It’s a time to cherish the memory and life of your beloved family member, to be with friends and family, and to pay your respects.
Once you’re ready, you should hire an experienced wrongful death attorney to help protect your rights. Your attorney will move swiftly to gather, evaluate, and preserve all evidence to support a wrongful death claim. Don’t wait too long— evidence may be lost and witnesses may become unavailable or start to forget what they saw
What Kinds of Compensation Are Available When a Loved One Dies in a Train Accident?
After the wrongful death of a loved one, you have a right to seek damages for:
- Loss of any support the deceased would have provided you
- Any unreimbursed or uninsured medical expenses resulting from the accident
- Loss of companionship, consortium, guidance, direction, instruction, nurturing, and affection
- Funeral and burial costs
Who Can File a Fatal-Train-Accident Claim?
In Texas, a surviving spouse, child or parent may file a wrongful death claim, either individually or together. If none of those parties file a wrongful death claim within three months of the date of death, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate then has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Unlike many states, Texas allows adult children to file a wrongful death claim for the death of a parent. A legally adopted child may file a claim for the death of an adoptive parent, but not for the death of a biological parent. Siblings do not have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
How Can Bailey & Galyen Help Me After a Fatal Train Accident?
At Bailey & Galyen, we have fought for the rights of survivors in wrongful death claims across Texas for more than 40 years. We understand the unique complications involved in an accidental death lawsuit. We know how to prepare fatal accident claims, the types of evidence that most effectively persuade judges and juries, and when to bring in expert witnesses to provide compelling arguments for your full financial recovery.
Contact Bailey & Galyen After a Fatal Train Accident
If a loved one has died in an accident involving a passenger or freight train, you need an experienced lawyer to help you get full and fair compensation. The proven personal injury attorneys at Bailey & Galyen offer a free initial consultation. We handle all fatal train accident injury claims on a contingent-fee basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we get compensation for your losses.
We offer proven counsel in fatal train accident claims across Texas, with offices in Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana, and Weatherford.