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Monday, December 10, 2018

Lawsuits Over Train Accidents Spur Safety Upgrades


Every two hours, a pedestrian or automobile in the United States is struck by a train. This is a shockingly high accident rate considering the fact that train accidents are often deadly. Unfortunately, efforts to make trains safer have basically stalled, with the companies involved claiming new safety technology is cost prohibitive. Lawsuits are one way those who have been Read more . . .


Monday, January 15, 2018

The Devastating Wake of Truck and Train Accidents


Q: Who is responsible for injuries caused in a train or truck accident?

One in eight traffic fatalities in the United States involves big rigs. In 2015, there were 34,000 truck accidents in Texas alone. Not surprisingly, the occupants of passenger vehicles that crash with these behemoths often end up dead or survive with catastrophic injuries.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

When Luck Ran Out: Catastrophe on the Tracks


Q: Is it negligence if a track owner fails to attend to problems at a railroad crossing where multiple accidents have occurred and another vehicle gets stuck and struck there?

Texans know that size matters. At least in terms of personal injury accidents, it does.

Generally speaking, in cases of great disparity the larger, heavier vehicle offers better protection in a collision and its occupants may fare better in an accident. For example, in a pedestrian–car accident, the car always fares better. In a car-bus accident, the bus fares better.


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