Slip and Fall Accidents on Trains
A collision with a car is not the only type of train accident that we see in Houston. Inclement weather and insufficient maintenance can also cause a passenger to injure themselves on a train in a slip and fall accident. Here is some important information regarding slip and fall accidents on trains, and how you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our office today for a free consultation.
Slip and Fall Accidents on Trains | Personal Injury
Slips and falls, a typical occurrence under the personal injury umbrella, can happen on trains or train platforms due to inclement weather, insufficient maintenance, or the actions of another passenger. Though Houston only experiences snow every three or four years, the city’s regular rainfall can create slippery conditions on train tracks, platforms, and stairwells. Slipping on excess water or a slick surface can result in sprains, fractures, or muscle pulls, and a train injury attorney can demonstrate that the unsafe circumstances were the result of negligence. An injured party may have a case against another passenger if that passenger pushed the plaintiff or improperly stowed her or his belongings, causing a trip.
Slip and Fall Accidents on Trains | Injured Rail Workers
Workers’ compensation, despite the common belief, does not cover the injuries of railroad workers. Instead, railroad workers can fight for the compensation that they deserve under the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA, as long as they file their claims within three years of the accident that led to their injuries. Passengers on trains, however, are not covered by FELA, so they must seek alternative routes in order to obtain compensation.
Experienced Houston train accident lawyer Hector Longoria has worked for years with clients throughout the Houston area to recover financially and medically following a train accident. We would welcome the opportunity to give you legal advice or represent you in your case as you seek compensation.