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Railroad Crossing Accident Attorneys in San Antonio

Assisting Injured Individuals & Their Families throughout Texas

Railroad crossing accidents are not always caused by a reckless driver trying to "beat a train." In many cases, insufficient signage, inadequate markings, or poorly maintained warning lights and triggers play a role in railroad crossing accidents.

At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our attorneys work with accident investigators, safety experts, railroad inspectors, and other professionals when investigating and determining the cause of a railroad accident.

Contact us online or by phone at (210) 774-6445 to discuss your claim with our railroad accident attorneys in San Antonio.

Experienced Railroad Crossing Accident Investigations

When eyewitnesses are an important part of determining what happened, we take depositions from them, as well as railroad train engineers and switchmen. We inspect the functioning of crossing arms, crossing lights, and conduct our own tests on track switches that are responsible for triggering crossing arms. We expose disrepair and general negligence on the part of railroad companies or municipalities that played a role in causing our client's injuries.

The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery represents clients involved in train accidents resulting in the following kinds of injuries:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paraplegia/quadriplegia
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Wrongful death/fatalities

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a family member in a railroad crossing accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery today for a free consultation.

Assessing Liability on the Part of Railroad

Even if a railroad is in compliance with state and federal safety regulations, failure to remove certain kinds of dangers can create liability on their part. For example, failure to remove trees that obscure railroad crossing lights or install crossing arms at dangerous railroad crossings involves ignoring foreseeable risks and dangers. Here, a railroad company that fails to act to reduce the likelihood of railroad crossing accidents can be held liable for violating a duty of care towards others.

Additionally, locomotives must have a headlight and two ditch lights, a horn, and a bell that are used to warn drivers when approaching an intersection. Improperly working lights, bells, or failure to sound a train's whistle four times may constitute negligence as well.

In order to establish if certain dangers are foreseeable, we inspect company records looking for accidents at specific crossings, while reviewing track and crossing maintenance records. When a pattern of accidents emerges, we argue our client's accident was foreseeable as a result of a failure of the railroad to act to make the crossing safe.

Contact The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery

We understand how to investigate train accidents and work with medical economists and life care planners in determining the full financial impact of serious injuries that result. If you've been hit by a train, contact the San Antonio railroad crossing accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery today to schedule a free consultation.

We can be reached online or by phone at (210) 774-6445.

Industry Recognized
  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

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  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

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