Austin Railroad Crossing Accident Lawyer
East Texas Train Track Crossing Injury Attorney
If you drive frequently in East Texas, near cities such as Tyler, Longview and Henderson and through counties including Smith, Gregg, Harrison and Nacogdoches, you may have encountered railroad crossings thousands of times without much thought. However, collisions at train crossings are not a thing of the past, as you may have recently discovered.
If you have been injured in a Texas train accident — or a car-train collision has tragically taken a family member’s life — you need an attorney on your side who understands the laws and insurance coverage issues that apply. At Colley & Colley, L.L.P., of Tyler and Austin, we have the knowledge to evaluate your legal options and seek the compensation you need and deserve.
Investigating Crash Causes and Factors
Texas leads the nation in many positive statistics — but also in auto-train collisions at rail crossings, as acknowledged by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Some of the key factors we will consider in determining liability for your crash include whether:
- Overgrown vegetation or other obstacles blocked signs or interfered with the car or truck driver’s view of an oncoming train
- Warning systems failed to function upon the approach of an oncoming train
- Railroad personnel failed to sound whistles and horns when approaching the crossing — due to inattentiveness, intoxication or other negligence
Access to Experts in Highway and Railroad Safety
Some railroad crossings have automated warning systems including lights and cross bucks, whereas many others rely on pavement markings and signs alone. In either situation, our Tyler railroad crossing attorneys will know what to look for to determine liability — and we can call on qualified experts for the specific insight your case may require.
Applying decades of personal injury case experience, including trial work leading to sizable recoveries from corporations and government entities, we know how to assess your likelihood of success pursuing an insurance settlement or lawsuit. You can also depend on personal attention, respect and compassion from our lawyers and professional support team.
Free Consultation on Your Potential Case: 844.325.9290
To discuss your ability to recover compensation for an accident at a Texas railroad crossing, please contact our firm as soon as possible.