Dallas railroad accident attorneys - Eberstein Witherite, LLP explain catastrophic injuries from train accidents

October 17, 2009 (AmericanInjuryNews.com - Press Release)

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Dallas, Texas (CaymanMama.com) — Want to hear a staggering statistic about railroad accidents? Every 120 minutes, a vehicle or a person in American is hit and killed by a train accident, as per the Texas Department of Transportation.

Larger than any semi-truck, 18-wheeler or big rig, a train is the ultimate giant to go up against, weighing an average of 4,000 times more than a standard automobile. Trains require at least one full mile to come to a complete stop, while cars only need 200 feet.

With those incredible numbers and sheer weight, size and power of a train, it is no surprise that catastrophic injuries and death nearly always result from railroad accidents.

Railroad/train accidents can be caused by the following factors:

-Negligent operation of a train

-Unsafe railroad equipment

-Dangerous railroad crossings

-Defective lights, guards

-Derailment

-Excessive speed

-Failure to sound horn

-Drugs, alcohol, drunk driver

-Driver fatigue, error,

-Improper track-crossing design and maintenance

-Inadequate signage

The Texas railroad accident lawyers at the firm of Eberstein & Witherite, LLP have a combined 50 years experience helping Texas injury victims pursue their catastrophic injury and wrongful death lawsuits, and seek compensation for the injuries as a result of a train accident.

The Firm’s senior partner, Amy Witherite, also has extensive experience helping injured Texas railroad employees and their families collect rightful compensation under the Federal Employee Relief Act (FELA).

If you or a loved one has been injured in a railroad accident in Texas, do not delay. Contact Eberstein & Witherite, LLP online at http://www.dallastexaspersonalinjurylawyers.com and fill out the free case evaluator or call (888) 407-6669 to speak with a Dallas railroad accident attorney.

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