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Austin Railroad Accident Lawyer

100 Congress Avenue, Suite 2000

Austin, Texas 78701

(512) 806-0000

About 2,200 accidents involving trains and automobiles occur annually, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. This represents a sharp decrease in the accident rate some 40 years ago, when about 12,000 such collisions occurred in the United States annually.

Despite the decrease, railway-related accidents still happen. In many cases, these accidents have catastrophic results. You need to understand your essential rights in the aftermath of a train-related accident.

The Doan Law Firm, at 512-806-0000, represents individuals who have been injured in railroad accidents. In addition, the firm represents surviving family members of people killed in a railway accident.

Compensation for Injuries

An Austin railroad accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team at the Doan Law Firm, will advise that a person injured in a train accident may be entitled to different types of compensation.

This includes:

  • pain and suffering
  • lost income
  • permanent disability
  • medical bills

Retaining legal counsel is the best course to take to ensure that you do receive the full amount of compensation for injuries sustained because of a train accident. You need to keep in mind that you may be entitled to not only compensation for your current losses, but for those that reasonably can be expected to occur in the future.

Filing an Insurance Claim

Insurance companies are not benevolent organizations, at least not in this day and age. Rather, they exist to make money. As a result, insurance claims departments operate under a clear mandate to minimize the amount of money spent on claims.

A claims adjuster may use a variety of tactics to block you from obtaining the compensation to which you really are entitled in the aftermath of a train accident, including:

  • prolonging investigation
  • sending confusing communications
  • making unreasonable requests of you
  • seeking extensions to make a decision on claim

Because insurance companies are adept at blocking legitimate claims, you need to consider seriously retaining legal counsel for the Doan Law Firm directly after any train-related accident. An attorney from our firm has the experience necessary to take on the insurance company and fight for your rights.

Wrongful Death and Train Accidents

Train accidents oftentimes result in the deaths of automobile drivers and passengers. If you lost a family member is that type of circumstance, you may be able to pursue what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit in Austin.

When a person is killed because of the negligence of someone else, certain surviving family members may be in a position to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Examples of family members in a position to file a wrongful death lawsuit include spouses and children. Other family members may be in a position to sue, depending on the facts and circumstances of a particular accident.

Beware the Statute of Limitations

Texas has a law on the books called the statute of limitations. This law sets the deadline by which you must file a personal injury or wrongful death case. If you miss this deadline, you likely will be permanently precluded from filing a lawsuit to obtain necessary compensation for your losses.

The statute of limitations represents another reason why you need to be proactive in retaining legal representation. An attorney from the Doan Law Firm can provide you more information on the statute of limitations.

Schedule an Initial Consultation with an Austin Railroad Accident Lawyer

The first step in getting the legal representation you need following a railroad accident is scheduling an initial consultation with an experienced attorney from the Doan Law Firm. You can schedule an initial meeting with a lawyer by calling our firm at 512-806-0000. There is no charge for an initial consultation with an Austin personal injury attorney from our firm.

During an initial consultation, an attorney from our firm will discuss the facts and circumstances of your case with you. An explanation of possible claims settlement and lawsuit strategies will also be presented to you.

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