A former locomotive mechanic for Union Pacific Railroad has been awarded $1,075,000 after sustaining serious injuries to his knee and back in a railyard train accident. The incident occurred when some improperly loaded trains traveled through the yard and collided with another group of rail cars, putting surrounding railyard workers in harm’s way. The plaintiff, Terry Stewart, attempted to stop the runaway rail cars.
Williams Hart & Boundas attorneys Cesar Tavares and Margot Trevino secured a substantial verdict for their client, covering past and future damages. While this settlement cannot reverse the pain and suffering Mr. Stewart endured, it upholds accountability from the negligent party. The verdict also guarantees Mr. Stewart financial compensation for his medical bills and lost wages.
Williams Hart & Boundas understands how challenging recovery can be for victims of train accidents. Our qualified legal team is passionate about fighting for the justice our clients deserve. We are proud of the work we do for people like Mr. Stewart.
Union Pacific Railroad Accidents
The Union Pacific Railroad is the largest railroad company in North America, operating 32,000 track miles across 23 states in the United States and employing 45,000 workers. According to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis, 2,519 reported railroad injuries and deaths occurred in the United States from January 1, 2020, through May 31, 2020. 346 of those involved Union Pacific, and 65 were fatalities. Victims of these accidents deserve just compensation for their injuries.
Types of Train Accident Injuries
Train accidents have a broad scope of impact and can affect urban and rural areas and passengers and passersby. Due to their weight and speed, they do more harm than other vehicles, and their consequences are often fatal. We understand how serious these cases are, and our experienced train accident attorneys are well-versed in several accident practice areas, including those involving:
- Railroad employees and workers
- Other vehicles
- Other trains
- Toxic spills
- Failure to alert traffic to train’s presence
- Wrongful Death
Contact Our Houston Train Accident Lawyers
A train accident can result in severe injuries and long-term damage, and dealing with legal issues should be the last thing on your mind as you recover. An experienced Houston train accident attorney can take the legal stress off of your shoulders and handle your claim so that you can focus on recovery.
If you were injured or a loved one was injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the injury or death. However, you must take legal action to do this. Our Houston train accident attorneys will meet with you – for free – to review your case and provide you with legal advice. Then, if we decide to proceed, we will file a claim for your injuries and damages.
The process can include payments for past and future medical expenses, income loss, pain, suffering, and potentially punitive damages. We offer extensive legal service and individualized care for our clients. Contact us today for a 100% FREE consultation. No fees unless we win.