Train-Motor Vehicle Collisions | Hazardous Train Crossings | Fatal Train Accidents
When you or a loved one is hurt in a railroad accident, or if a loved one dies in a train wreck, you want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights. Bailey & Galyen can help.
Aggressive Train-Accident Attorneys in Texas and Nationwide
At the law offices of Bailey & Galyen, with locations across the Lone Star State, we have helped people recover full and fair compensation in railroad-accident claims for four decades. One of the largest consumer law firms in Texas, we have a longstanding reputation for getting positive results for our clients. In our years in practice, we have recovered more than $500 million for personal injury victims.
At Bailey & Galyen, we built our practice and our reputation on hard work and commitment to giving 100% of our efforts to every client. We’ll keep you up to date on all developments in your case and make sure you’re informed about your rights, options, and prospects for success, so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family. We know the importance of regular communication and stay keep in touch throughout the legal process, making certain you understand the important aspects of the law and legal procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Railroad Accident Claims
What Kinds of Train-Accident Claims Does Bailey and Galyen Take?
We handle all types of injury claims involving trains, railroad crossings, and railroad tracks, including:
- Personal injury claims arising out of train crashes, including collisions between trains and cars or commercial trucks, collisions between two trains, and derailments
- Accidents caused by hazardous railroad crossings, whether due to poor maintenance or construction, obstructed views, or broken or defective warning signs or signals
- Accidents caused by careless maintenance of a train, track, or railroad crossing
- Accidents resulting from dangerous or defective train parts or products
- Wrongful death claims arising out of train or railroad accidents
What Should I Do in the Immediate Aftermath of a Train Accident?
Your first concern after any accident should always be your health and safety. If you can safely remain exactly where you are until emergency medical personnel arrive, do so. Any unnecessary movement can make your injuries worse. Seek treatment immediately, whether at the hospital, an urgent care facility or your personal physician. The longer you delay treatment, the greater the risk that your injuries will be more debilitating and the more likely it will be that your legal rights will be negatively impacted. Be sure to tell doctors and nurses about anything that seems out of the ordinary, and ask them to document everything in writing.
Once you obtained the medical care you need, hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your attorney will take immediate steps to gather, evaluate, and preserve critical evidence in your case so that it does not get lost or compromised. Your attorney will also seek to get witness statements as soon as possible, before memories begin to fade or witnesses disappear, relocate, or die.
If you can, take time at the scene of the accident to gather contact information from anyone else injured in the accident, as well as any potential witnesses. Take pictures of everything, including your injuries, any property damage, the conditions of the railroad tracks and roadway, and even the weather conditions. Your cellphone camera is sufficient.
What Types of Damages Are Available in Railroad Accident Injury and Death Claims?
If you or a loved one suffers injury in a train accident, you can seek full and fair compensation for:
- Lost wages, salary, or income
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Unreimbursed or uninsured medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life—the ability to engage in activities that bring you joy, meaning, or fulfillment
- Physical pain and suffering
- Property losses not covered by insurance
If your loved one dies in a railroad accident, you have the right to recover damages for:
- All financial support they would have provided you
- The loss of companionship, consortium, guidance, nurturing, and affection as a result of the accidental death
- Any unpaid or unreimbursed medical expenses your loved one incurred as a result of the accident
- All funeral and burial expenses
How Can Bailey & Galyen Help Me After a Train Accident?
We have successfully represented thousands of personal injury victims over the past 40 years, including people hurt in train accidents. We know how to prepare complex personal injury lawsuits, including when to bring in expert witnesses to provide compelling evidence to support your claim. We understand how judges and juries operate, as well as the types of evidence that are most effective in railroad accident claims.
Contact Bailey & Galyen for an Experienced Train or Railroad Accident Lawyer
When you or someone you love is hurt in a railroad accident, you want proven attorneys to help you protect your rights. The proven train-accident attorneys at Bailey & Galyen offer a free initial consultation. To schedule an appointment, call 844-402-2992 or contact us online. Our phones are answered 24/7. Evening and weekend consultations are available upon request. Se habla español.
We handle all railroad 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 railroad and train injury claims across Texas, with offices in Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana, and Weatherford.