Railroad Crossing Safety: Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

In Texas, railroad crossings are a common sight, weaving through our bustling cities and tranquil countryside alike. However, these crossings, while essential for transportation, pose significant risks if not approached with caution. Understanding the importance of safety at railroad crossings can help prevent accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a railroad crossing injury, remember, you don’t have to face it alone. Call Colby Now for relentless representation.

Understanding the Risks

Railroad crossings are a unique type of intersection where the roadway crosses train tracks. These crossings can be particularly hazardous due to the immense size and speed of trains, which make stopping quickly impossible. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, every year in the United States, there are thousands of train-related accidents, many of which occur at railroad crossings. In Texas, with its extensive network of railroads, the likelihood of railroad crossing accidents is notably high.

Tips for Pedestrians

Stay Alert:

Always remove headphones and stop using your phone as you approach a railroad crossing. Distractions can prevent you from hearing an approaching train.

Obey the Signs:

Heed all railroad warning signs and signals. Never ignore flashing lights or lowering gates.

Never Trespass on Tracks:

Walking on train tracks is not only illegal, it’s extremely dangerous. Trains can come from either direction at any time.

Look and Listen:

Always look both ways and listen for trains before crossing. Remember that trains are wider than the tracks and can extend beyond the rail.
Wait for the Right Time: If a train has just passed, make sure another train isn’t coming on another track before you cross.

Tips for Drivers

Reduce Speed:

Slow down when approaching railroad crossings. Be prepared to stop if necessary.

Never Drive Around Gates:

If the gates are down, or if lights are flashing, wait until they are fully raised and the lights have stopped before crossing.

Check for Multiple Tracks:

Some crossings have multiple tracks, so be aware that there might be more than one train.

Keep a Safe Distance:

If you need to stop at a railroad crossing, keep a safe distance from the tracks. This will ensure you’re out of the danger zone if a train approaches.

Never Stop on the Tracks:

If traffic is backed up, wait until there is enough room on the other side of the crossing before proceeding.

Legal Protection for Railroad Crossing Injury Victims in Texas

In Texas, victims of railroad crossing injuries are protected by laws that hold negligent parties accountable. If an accident occurs due to inadequate warning signals, poor crossing design, or other preventable factors, victims have the right to seek compensation.

Why Legal Representation Matters

Navigating the aftermath of a railroad crossing accident can be overwhelming. Victims often face significant medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma.
Furthermore, dealing with insurance companies and legal processes requires expertise and experience.
At The Law Offices of Colby Lewis, we specialize in providing that expertise. Our team is committed to offering relentless representation for those who have suffered in railroad crossing accidents. We understand the complexities of these cases and the importance of securing the compensation that victims rightfully deserve.

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients

Our track record speaks for itself. With over $200 million recovered for our clients, we have demonstrated our ability to successfully represent victims of personal injury, including those involved in railroad crossing incidents.

Tailored Legal Strategies

Every case is unique, and at The Law Offices of Colby Lewis, we tailor our strategies to meet the specific needs and circumstances of each client. We meticulously gather evidence, consult with experts, and build a compelling case to ensure the best possible outcome.

Compassionate and Client-Centered Approach

We understand that dealing with legal matters can be stressful, which is why we prioritize clear communication, empathy, and understanding throughout the legal process. Our goal is to alleviate the burden on our clients, allowing them to focus on their recovery.
If you or someone you know has been injured at a railroad crossing in Texas, it’s crucial to act quickly to protect your legal rights. At The Law Offices of Colby Lewis, we are dedicated to providing the best possible legal representation with a personal touch. Our experienced team is well-versed in the intricacies of Texas law regarding railroad crossing injuries and is ready to fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Remember, time is of the essence in legal matters. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can begin working on your case, ensuring all necessary evidence is preserved and your rights are fully protected.

Free Consultation and No Fees Unless We Win

We believe that everyone deserves access to top-notch legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why we offer a free initial consultation to assess your case. Furthermore, we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.

Reach Out Today

Don’t let the aftermath of a railroad crossing injury overwhelm you. With The Law Offices of Colby Lewis by your side, you’ll have a powerful advocate who is deeply committed to your cause. Our proven track record, expertise in personal injury law, and client-centered approach make us the ideal choice for your legal needs in Texas.
Call Colby Now for relentless representation. We are here to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. Let us handle the legal complexities while you focus on healing and moving forward.
Remember, your safety and well-being are our top priorities. Whether you’re a pedestrian or a driver, always exercise caution at railroad crossings. And if the unexpected happens, know that The Law Offices of Colby Lewis is here to support you every step of the way.