Train accidents can be catastrophic.

Our Houston train accident lawyers can help you navigate a personal injury claim if you’ve been involved in a train accident. Trains are a powerful form of transportation that can cause considerable harm if operated incorrectly. When train accidents occur, they can involve a single person or an entire community, depending on the nature and scope of the accident. For example, negligent pollution from trains may affect several towns, or a single bystander may be struck. 

Regardless of the nature of train accidents, these incidents hold the potential to cause fatality for their victims. Suppose you have a loved one who has been wrongfully killed or otherwise injured by a train accident. In that case, you may be entitled to compensation to mitigate your loss, and our experienced team of Houston train accident attorneys is here to help.

Here at Williams Hart & Boundas, we understand how difficult it can be for victims of train accidents and their families. Because of these difficulties, our qualified legal team is passionate about fighting for the full compensation that our clients deserve to get them through this trying time. We offer extensive legal service and individualized care for our clients and keep them informed of the legal process every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you after a train accident.

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Train accidents of any kind can lead to extreme injuries and long-term suffering, and dealing with legal details should be the last thing on your mind while 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.

Not only are legal proceedings stressful in general, but train accidents involve multiple parties and can quickly become complex. If you’re suffering from an injury after a train accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from a variety of individuals and entities.  Although a railroad employee has the same rights and remedies as other employees, such as the right to bring a worker’s compensation claim in the event of a work-related injury, a railroad worker has special rights that may limit the employee’s recovery.

Insurance companies play a major role in train accident cases. Unfortunately, many people are tricked into accepting a quick settlement from an insurance company for their train accident. This is another area where an attorney is integral to your success. You deserve the highest duty of care and highest possible compensation for your injuries allowed by law.

Because trains can transport a substantial number of goods and people, a train accident can quickly become a class action lawsuit. Class action lawsuits involve many plaintiffs, who will file a case together and then split the proceeds of any compensation. Class action lawsuits are not endeavors you should take on without an experienced attorney because you need to make sure that your needs are represented and not overshadowed by others. 

Train accident cases can be especially problematic for class-action lawsuits because the federal government caps the overall liability of railroad accidents at roughly $300 million dollars. While this may sound like a large amount of money, it can go fast if it is supposed to be split among hundreds of victims. Having an experienced attorney from Williams Hart & Boundas by your side will ensure that your individual needs are properly represented and that you get the compensation you deserve.

Many train accident victims incorrectly assume that the train company will automatically take care of their injuries. Unfortunately, this can put you in a disadvantageous position. If you wait too long for the train company to act, you can lose your ability to recover based on the statute of limitations.

The statute of limitations is the period of time following an accident where you are allowed to bring a claim for your injuries and other damages. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including train accidents, is two years from the date of the accident. To make sure you can file a claim, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer and get started.

Types of Train Accident Cases We Handle

Train accidents have a broad scope of impact and can affect urban and rural areas and passengers and passersby. They cause far more damage than other vehicles owing to their weight and speed, and their consequences are swift and often deadly. At Williams Hart & Boundas, we understand how serious these cases are, and our experienced Houston train accident attorneys are well-versed in several types of train accident claims.




Railroad Workers




Other Vehicles


Other Trains


Toxic Spills


Train Signal Failure


Wrongful Death

Train accidents may look any number of ways and occur for various reasons, so even if you do not see your specific case listed above, you may still be entitled to compensation. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

What to expect from a train accident claim

If you or a loved one were injured in a train accident, you might be wondering what is next. You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained, but you must take legal action to do this. A Houston train accident lawyer 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.

A train accident claim can include payments for the following damages.


Past Medical Expenses


Future Medical Expenses


Lost Wages


Pain and Suffering


Punitive Damages

Why Choose Williams Hart & Boundas?

At Williams Hart & Boundas, we adhere to the highest moral and ethical guidelines as we aggressively pursue justice for our clients. We are nationally recognized for our depth of knowledge and skillful practice of the law that delivers results for injured victims. The billions of dollars we have won for clients speak volumes for our skills. 

When you work with Williams Hart & Boundas, you will experience the difference that respectful and understanding legal professional teams will bring to your case. Your case is important to us, so you can expect one-on-one attention as we put our decades of experience to work for you.

When selecting a law firm to represent your case, trust the hundreds of testimonials we have from satisfied clients, as well as the referrals we receive from other attorneys. Williams Hart & Boundas is well equipped to handle any type of personal injury claim, and our experience with train accident cases makes us the best choice to represent you in the greater Houston area.

Our accolades include listings in The World’s Premier Guide Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Avvo, Lexis-Nexis/Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, and regular features in the Houston Chronicle for work well done. We are confident that we can successfully represent you in your claim. Additionally, your first meeting is always free, and there is no fee unless we win.

Practice Areas

At Williams Hart & Boundas, we are dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation across various cases. Our experienced Houston attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in Personal Injury, Mass Tort, Commercial Litigation, and First-Party Insurance, ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they deserve when they've suffered harm due to someone else's negligence, dangerous products, or widespread harmful practices.

Personal Injury

We are passionate about helping victims of negligence recover compensation for their pain, inability to work, and loss of income after a traumatic accident. Our knowledgeable Houston personal injury lawyers and staff offer decades of experience handling difficult and complex cases with integrity, perseverance, and respect for the law. Whether you’re facing an individual or a powerful corporation, we are ready to confront the most challenging of opponents.

Mass Tort

Our firm has a distinguished track record in Mass Tort litigation. With years of expertise in handling complex, multi-plaintiff cases, our team of skilled attorneys has successfully represented clients in various mass tort cases, from pharmaceutical and medical device lawsuits to toxic exposure and product liability claims. We understand the unique challenges of mass tort litigation and have the resources and legal acumen to navigate through them effectively.

Commercial Litigation

Our experienced team of complex Commercial Litigation attorneys handles intricate business disputes, including contract disputes, intellectual property matters, oil and gas claims, and more. We have a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes for our clients in high-stakes, multifaceted cases. With a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved in commercial litigation, we provide strategic and tailored solutions to protect our client's interests and businesses.

First-Party Insurance

Our award-winning attorneys have been recognized as pioneers in First-Party Insurance litigation. We have successfully represented countless clients in cases involving insurance claims, coverage disputes, bad faith practices, and more. We understand the challenges policyholders face when dealing with insurance companies, and we are committed to ensuring that you receive fair treatment and the coverage you are entitled to. 



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