Commercial Truck Collisions
Commercial Truck Collisions Attorney
Bailey & Galyen is a national leader in personal injury litigation. We have the compassion, experience, and resources needed to help you and your family recover after a railway accident. For a free consultation with railway accident attorneys, contact us today.
Many railroad crossings in Texas and elsewhere in the United States are especially hazardous for the drivers of large commercial vehicles. Particularly dangerous are raised crossings—those where the railroad tracks themselves sit significantly higher than the level of the road immediately on one or both sides of the tracks.
What often happens is that a big rig, semi-truck, or tractor-trailer at such a crossing can “bottom out” and essentially become tied to the tracks. This of course creates the potential for train derailment, massive property damage, and even death.
At Bailey & Galyen, we represent commercial drivers, local residents, and surviving family members here in Texas and throughout the U.S. who have suffered major injuries or losses as a result of these accidents. The fact is, railroads have an obligation to make their crossings as level as possible, not just for truck drivers, but also to provide drivers of other vehicles with better visibility.
After each accident that occurs, railroads will usually attempt to blame the driver themselves and even go so far as to file a lawsuit against them seeking compensation for damage to their train. We have the experience and resources needed to challenge these disingenuous claims. Our train accident attorneys are staunch advocates for clients both inside and outside of the courtroom and are known for the thorough approach and preparation they put into these cases from start to finish.