By Rick Weaver  Jan. 22, 2015 9:44p


Train accidents are one of the most serious types of accidents that take place in our country, and they frequently result in either injury or death for everyone who is closely involved. In fact, the FRASA Office, there were more than 10,000 train accidents reported in 2012 throughout the United States. DFW is no stranger to these types of accidents, and a school teacher from Lubbock was killed back in 2011 when he crossed the tracks in his pickup in front of an oncoming train near Rittman and IH-35N. The most common cause of someone needing to find a dallas car accident lawyer is due to medical issues from things like illness and accident. So that is an entirely additional concern to consider from these injuries as well.

Train accidents can happen for a number of reasons, but many of these accidents can be avoided by following the proper safety protocol and by using common sense. In the event that a train strikes a vehicle at a railroad crossing or "jumps the track", the chance for catastrophic injury is very high. The train system in our country is regulated by the federal government, and these federal regulations can bring about difficulty in trying to determine liability in a train accident.


If you have been injured in any type of train accident, you should contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Rick Weaver. for more information on your legal rights and options. There are numerous types of train accidents and the laws surrounding these accidents can be exceedingly complicated. Some of the common types of train accident litigation include the following:

  • Auto-train collisions
  • Train collisions
  • Hazardous material spills
  • Derailment
  • Pedestrian-train accidents

Your first priority after a train accident should be to receive the medical attention that you need. When you call a San Antonio train accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Rick Weaver we will help to ensure that you have the highest quality of medical assistance during this time. We understand that you are dealing with serious injuries and the emotional trauma of your accident, and we do everything in power to secure the help you need.

From there, we will help you determine who is to blame for your accident and gather the pertinent evidence you need. It may be determined that the government or the train company has acted negligently and is to blame for your accident. Some examples of this include speeding, defective design, or more.


Simply put, trains are powerful machines that are capable of causing immense destruction if something goes wrong. Passengers, employees, and even bystanders are at risk for injury or death under certain circumstances, and our firm works hard to protect and represent the victims of train accidents. Call for a consultation and to learn if you are eligible for a claim to compensation.

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