Railroad Death in Houston

Houston's robust railroad infrastructure is vital for commerce and transportation but comes with inherent risks. Unfortunately, accidents resulting in wrongful death can occur, affecting families profoundly. Understanding how to navigate the legal complexities surrounding such cases is essential for those seeking accountability and closure.

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Wrongful Death Attorneys

While no amount of compensation can replace a lost loved one, surviving family members have specific rights under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). The sudden loss of a family member can not only take an immense emotional toll but also result in funeral and burial expenses as well as financial hardship that can occur from the loss of income. Families should be aware of their rights to receive reimbursement for these significant emotional and financial costs. Our Houston attorneys at Roven Camp are experienced in railroad wrongful death cases and will help you recover compensation for your loss.

Common Causes of Railroad Death in Texas

Train Collisions

Train collisions can occur due to various factors, including signal failures, track defects, or human errors. These incidents may lead to catastrophic consequences, resulting in the wrongful death of railroad workers or bystanders.


Railroad derailments pose significant dangers, potentially causing fatal injuries. Factors such as track defects, inadequate maintenance, or operational errors can contribute to derailments that lead to tragic outcomes.

Occupational Hazards

Workers in the railroad industry face occupational hazards that, in some cases, may result in fatal accidents. Falls, exposure to hazardous materials, and equipment malfunctions are examples of incidents that can lead to wrongful death.


Electrical hazards can lead to electrocution incidents, which occur when workers encounter live wires or electrical equipment. These incidents can lead to fatal injuries, especially in situations involving maintenance or repair work.

Crushing Incidents

Workers can get caught between or under heavy machinery or rolling stock in cases of inadequate safety measures, improper communication protocols, or poor equipment maintenance. These accidents can result in fatal injuries due to the immense force involved.

Human Factors

Inadequate training, long working hours, and a lack of standardized procedures contribute to human errors, such as miscommunications, fatigue-related mistakes, or lapses in judgment, that can contribute to accidents resulting in wrongful death.

Failure of Safety Systems

Inadequate maintenance, insufficient inspections, and a lack of investment in safety technology contribute to the failure of safety systems, such as brakes or signaling systems, which can lead to fatal accidents. Malfunctions in these critical systems compromise the overall safety of railroad operations.

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

FELA is the primary legal avenue for seeking compensation in wrongful death cases involving railroad workers. This federal law allows surviving family members to pursue claims based on the railroad company's negligence. 

Under FELA, specific family members, such as spouses, children, and dependent parents, have the legal standing to file a wrongful death claim. Understanding eligibility criteria is crucial for initiating legal proceedings. 

Families pursuing wrongful death claims must adhere to the statute of limitations, typically three years from the date of the incident. Prompt legal action is essential to protect the rights of survivors and seek justice for their loved one.

How Roven Camp Can Help

Legal professionals handling wrongful death cases must approach these matters with sensitivity and compassion. At Roven Camp, we understand the emotional challenges grieving families face and will handle your case with the utmost care.

Our Houston lawyers specialize in railroad injury cases and conduct thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one. We gather evidence, analyze accident reports, and consult experts to build a compelling case.

Experienced railroad death attorneys engage in negotiations with railroad companies and insurers to secure fair settlements for grieving families. In cases where negotiations prove inadequate, we are ready to represent your case in a court of law.

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Contact Roven Camp Today

Wrongful death cases in the context of railroad injuries demand a comprehensive and empathetic legal approach. Families coping with the loss of a loved one deserve justice, accountability, and closure. If you have lost a family member due to a railroad-related incident, seeking legal assistance from professionals with a deep understanding of FELA and railroad injury cases is paramount.

With over 50 years of combined experience, our team is committed to advocating for the rights of grieving families, holding railroad companies accountable for unsafe working conditions, and pursuing the compensation you deserve. For compassionate support and dedicated legal representation, contact Roven Camp today to schedule a consultation.

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