Railroad Accident Lawyer: Our Approach

Davis Law Group understands that trains and conductors don't always meet the standards they should, and our practice believes trains should have adequate warning signage and updated technology in order to prevent accidents. After a railroad tragedy, families look for both compensation and justice. Often, this means improving train safety for the general public in order to prevent future accidents. Past cases of ours have changed laws in addition to getting clients the compensation needed to ease their burden.

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Why Davis Law Group?

Founded in 2013 by double-board-certified personal injury attorney Joshua Davis, with nearly two decades of experience handling complex injury cases, the Davis Law Group team brings immense skill, compassion, and care when representing our clients. You can rely on our Houston lawyers to prioritize your well-being while tailoring legal solutions to the needs of your case. We have successfully tried over 100 cases and are known for our commitment to excellence. We ensure transparency throughout the legal process, keeping you informed every step of the way and answering your questions with patience and kindness. Dealing with a railroad accident injury can be incredibly challenging, and we are here to provide the support and guidance you need during this difficult time.

Common Causes of Railroad Accidents


There are many ways negligence can affect railroads, and cases may stem from the conductor, railroad employee, equipment manufacturer, railway company, or even the federal agency itself. Oversight allows uninspected vehicles to continue their travel despite warning signs of car body detachment, defective wheels, or deficient lubrication, among other things.

Conductor Error

Like with any other vehicle, train conductors assume responsibility for the safety of onboard passengers when they're operating their railway. When engineers are distracted, they operate more carelessly. This involves hard train handling, snatches due to sudden traction, slack action, and mistakes at junction switches–all of which can put passengers in danger.

Mechanical Failure

When trains are not regularly serviced, their working conditions decrease. Without inspections, there may be a failure to notice both obvious and non-obvious issues with train performance. Even when trains are properly inspected, mechanical part or engine failure may happen due to manufacturer error, resulting in things like rail signal misperformance.

High Speeds

Due to their length and the physical structure of train tracks, the configuration of trains does not allow for leniency in speed. Accidents happen when a conductor takes turns at high speeds or fails to break in a timely manner. Speeding near always ensures worse consequences for passengers who experience the crash at a higher velocity.

Pedestrian/Driver Error

Trains, both public and commercial, come into contact with people when they enter residential and populated areas. Often, they pass over roads or are along widely used public places. Driver error occurs when a car ends up colliding with a train at one of these junctions. Pedestrian error comes from disregard for trespassing laws.

Obstruction on Tracks

Railroad tracks traverse the entire country, which is what makes them such an effective mode of transportation. However, this means that tracks are constantly subjected to harsh weather conditions in a variety of environments. Damage to train tracks may occur anywhere, resulting in derailments, broken rails, or general track issues.

What to Do After a Railroad Accident

Call 911 (If Emergency)

In the event of a serious railroad accident, immediately call 911 for emergency assistance. Police officers can arrive at the scene to gather information and assist with traffic redirection if necessary. First responders can provide medical attention and extrication from the train if needed.

Seek Medical Care

After a railroad accident, seek medical attention promptly, even if injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, so it's essential to see a doctor for evaluation. Prompt medical care can prevent complications and ensure your health and well-being.

Exchange Information

Exchange insurance information with the other parties involved in the accident. This includes names, addresses, insurance company names, policy numbers, and vehicle information. If possible, also obtain contact information from witnesses.

Document the Scene

Take photos of the accident scene, including the train, any vehicles involved, damages, injuries, and any hazards present. This documentation can be crucial when filing insurance claims or seeking legal action.

Gather Witness Information

Collect contact information from any witnesses to the accident. Witness testimony can be valuable in determining fault and establishing the facts of the accident.

Report the Accident

Report the accident to the railroad company and your insurance company as soon as possible. An experienced Houston railroad accident lawyer can assist you in navigating the claims process and ensuring your rights are protected.

Call Davis Law Group

When you need legal support after a railroad accident, contact Davis Law Group. Our experienced Houston railroad accidents attorneys can help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and pursue the compensation you deserve. We are dedicated to advocating for justice for those injured in railroad accidents and will work day and night on your case.

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Your Case Matters, and We Are Here to Help

If you’ve been injured in a railroad accident, don’t wait to seek help. Contact Davis Law Group today for experienced legal representation. Our team understands the complexities of railroad accident cases and will stand up for your rights. With decades of success in railroad injury cases and a commitment to our client's best interests, we are on your side. Call our Houston office today so we can help you pursue the compensation you need to get back your life back.

Joshua P. Davis
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Railroad Accident Lawyer


What should I do if I’m involved in a railroad accident?

What can I receive compensation for?

Why do I need a lawyer?

How long will it take to resolve my case?

What should I do if I’m involved in a railroad accident?

Train accidents are much less common than other transportation accidents. Fatalities almost always occur, inciting widespread tragedy. Keep proper documentation of all damages and bills incurred. Class action against the responsible party is likely, and recording your involvement is essential to receiving your fair portion of the settlement payout.

What can I receive compensation for?

Train accidents are never inconsequential. If you were injured in a train accident, you are capable of receiving compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs, associated costs, and loss of income. If you lost someone in the accident, their medical bills and loss of wages can be compensated.

Why do I need a lawyer?

There are a number of potentially responsible parties in a train accident, and an expert attorney should be assigned to the case. Due to their infrequency, the cases brought against railroad accidents are not always taken seriously. Train companies will fight very hard to dissolve themselves of liability. In order to receive compensation and justice, a lawyer is necessary.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

Many train accident cases are class action lawsuits. There is no clear answer on how long a train accident case will take, but the time is necessary to investigate black box information and establish liability. Rest assured that we’ll work hard to pinpoint the party legally responsible and bring justice to the situation.

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