Metro Rail, Subway, train operators, and their parent companies have a professional obligation to ensure that passengers are transported safely to their destination.
Raub Law Firm, P.C. has litigated and settled personal injury suits involving Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County(Houston), Dallas Area Rapid Transit, VIA Metropolitan Transit(San Antonio), and other trains and rails. We have more than 30 years of legal experience. We will use that experience to garner the best possible outcomes for clients. We have a track record of keeping this promise.
What could count as a lawsuit in a train accident?
One of our first goals when we accept a new client is to decipher what happened, which is sometimes difficult in the aftermath of a train accident. Common causes include:
- Lack of train maintenance
- Inspection violations
- Speeding/reckless train operation
- Operator error
- Wet, greasy, or oily floors and platforms
- Trip and fall hazards on trains
- Third-party drivers stopped on railroad crossings
Train safety and health violations can be factors in serious train wrecks, with multiple passengers sustaining injuries. It is the train company’s legal duty to fulfill the necessary standards of care and cleanliness before welcoming passengers on board. Breaching these duties is an act of negligence that could result in company liability for damages. At Raub Law Firm, P.C. , we hold negligent parties responsible for their misconduct on behalf of accident victims.
How to Navigate Common Carrier Laws
Common carriers are vehicles that transport passengers or goods as a paid service. Trains, trams, and buses are common carriers. Common carriers must obey specific laws that do not apply to other vehicles. In general, common carriers owe higher standards of care to passengers than non-commercial vehicle drivers. These standards include inspecting and repairing trains, properly hiring and training employees and train conductors, checking for hidden or potential safety hazards, and taking steps to reasonably provide for the safety of all passengers.
When companies such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County(Houston), Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or VIA Metropolitan Transit(San Antonio) fall short of these duties, accidents happen. Train accidents can cause serious passenger injuries, such as multiple bone fractures, lacerations, burns, bruises, traumatic brain injuries, and neck/back injuries. According to common carrier laws, injured train accident victims can file claims against the train company and/or other parties in pursuit of fair compensation.
A lawyer with experience handling common carrier accidents will have the knowledge and resources to strengthen your case and improve your odds of successfully settling with the train company’s insurer. Hiring an attorney enables you to focus on healing – be it from the devastation of losing a loved one or physical injuries – while your lawyer takes care of filing processes and legal battles. At Raub Law Firm, you don’t pay unless we win.
How Can We Help You?
Raub Law Firm can help Texas train accident victims and their families. We not only practice law in Corpus Christi, but in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, or any where in Texas. Our experience with common carrier accidents means we have the knowledge to help you receive fair compensation. Discuss a personal injury claim with a free consultation at our local law office by calling (361) 880-8181. You can also submit our form online and Timothy D. Raub will get back to you as soon as possible.