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Railroad Accidents

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Railroad Accident Attorneys


There are around 1,000 train accidents in the U.S. every year. These accidents are caused by a number of factors, but one thing they often have in common is serious injuries. Arnold & Itkin is proud to say we are here to protect the rights of injured railroad workers and accident victims.

As railroad jobs are industrial in nature, workers face more dangers than a typical office worker.

Considering that CNN named industrial machine repairman among the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the nation, it isn’t surprising that countless workers are hurt every year. Further, the BLS stated that rail yard engineers have much higher rates of occupational injuries than other jobs.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident involving trains and railways, do not hesitate to get skilled, passionate legal representation. Our attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP can help. Call us today at (888) 493-1629 if you would like to schedule a completely free review of your case with our team of trial lawyers. From our offices in Houston, we serve clients throughout Texas, including Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Brownsville, and McAllen. We also serve clients nationwide.


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The legal world can be complex and confusing at times. Do not try to maneuver it by yourself – hire a personal injury lawyer who knows their way around the Texas Court system. A personal injury attorney has the experience and training to handle accident cases. Also, they will have tools at their disposal that can help prove your case, such as computer animations, expert testimony and accident investigators. So, whether you have been injured in a car accident, a fire, at a hospital or even in your own home, contact us!

Contact one of our personal injury lawyers if you have been injured in:

  • Amtrak Accidents
  • Conductor Negligence
  • Derailment
  • Federal Employers Liability Act
  • Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Act
  • Railroad Crossing Accidents
  • Railroad Worker Injuries
  • Train Accidents
  • Union Pacific
  • Wrongful Death

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What Causes Train Accidents

We provide insight into some of the most frequent causes of the serious train and railroad accidents nationwide.

Crossties are rectangular supports that hold the rails up and keep them level. Defective crossties could be disastrous, leading to total derailment and dozens of injured passengers, motorists, and bystanders.

Switches are the junction at which trains can navigate from one track to another. Poor switches means trains may end up colliding into one another on the same track–or more commonly, derailing off of a set of badly aligned switches.

Trains are designed to travel at a specific speed. Above that speed, the train’s ability to stay on the rails and remain stable becomes weakened at best. Recent train accidents have been caused by trains traveling up to 50% faster than their intended design–causing terrible injuries and fatalities in the name of keeping on a schedule.

Conductors require a great deal of space and time to brake effectively. Their failure to remain alert and cognizant of the path ahead could result in severe and lasting injuries for both employees and passengers.