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Houston Metro Rail Accident Attorney

The Houston Metro Rail system was intended to make transportation easier and safer for residents and visitors alike. However, when rail operator negligence, equipment malfunctions, or other hazards cause devastating accidents, the consequences can be catastrophic. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a Metro Rail crash, you need an experienced Houston personal injury attorney to protect your rights.

At The West Law Office, our skilled legal team has extensive experience handling complex rail accident cases in the Houston area. We understand the unique challenges and regulations involved, as well as the severe trauma victims often face. Our Houston Metro Rail accident attorney will thoroughly investigate the incident and build a strong case to pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Houston Metro Rail Accidents

Metro Rail collisions and derailments occur for many reasons, but some of the most common causes we see include:

  • Operator error: Rail operators have an immense responsibility to operate trains safely. Distracted, fatigued, or improperly trained conductors/engineers can make devastating errors.
  • Equipment failure: Brake issues, signal malfunctions, mechanical defects, or other equipment problems can lead to loss of control and crashes.
  • Track defects: Poorly maintained tracks, debris, or other hazards on the rails greatly increase derailment risks.
  • Automobile accidents: When cars, trucks, or pedestrians illegally cross the tracks, collisions with trains can be lethal.

Injuries from Houston Metro Crashes

Due to the massive size and weight of rail cars, injuries sustained in Metro Rail accidents are often catastrophic or fatal, including:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Crushed/amputated limbs
  • Broken bones/orthopedic trauma
  • Severe burns
  • Wrongful death

No matter how severe your injuries, The West Law Office will tenaciously pursue recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

What To Do After a Houston Metro Rail Accident

The steps you take immediately after a Metro Rail crash can significantly impact your ability to recover compensation. Always:

  • Report the accident: Notify METRO authorities and emergency responders right away and obtain an official accident report.
  • Get medical attention: Seek immediate treatment for any injuries, even if they seem minor. This creates documentation.
  • Preserve evidence: Take photos/video of the accident scene, your injuries, property damage, etc.
  • Avoid discussions: Never admit fault or make recorded statements to the METRO Rail staff or their insurers.
  • Contact a attorney: Promptly consult an experienced Houston rail accident attorney to protect your rights.

At The West Law Office, we can begin investigating immediately while you focus on recovery. Our legal team routinely deals with major transit authorities and their corporate insurers, so we know how to build cases that force them to take your claim seriously.

Your Dedicated Metro Rail Accident Attorneys in Houston

If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a Houston Metro Rail crash, call us today for a free, confidential consultation. Our top-rated legal team will review your case, explain your options for pursuing compensation, and outline a plan of action to hold the negligent parties fully accountable. Our Houston Metro Rail accident attorneys fight tirelessly for each client’s rights and rightful recovery.

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