Fort Worth Area FELA Lawyers
Rome, Arata and Baxley is proud of the results we have achieved for our Fort Worth area FELA clients. The Fort Worth area railroads recognize our name and know that it means that the injured worker is represented by one of the best FELA attorneys in Texas. We have successfully handled railroad injury cases in Tarrant county against Union Pacific, Amtrak, and BNSF. Please feel free to ask us for a referral and we will put you in contact with one or several of our satisfied FELA clients from Fort Worth or the surrounding areas.
History of Railroads in Fort Worth
Fort Worth has a rich history as hub for transportation. Its location on the Old Chisholm Trail helped establish Fort Worth as a trading and cattle center and earned it the nickname "Cowtown". Then in 1876, the Texas and Pacific Railway arrived in Fort Worth, causing a boom and transforming the Fort Worth Stockyards into a premier cattle industry. The arrival of the railroad ushered in an era of astonishing growth for Fort Worth. Newly dubbed the "Queen City of the Prairies", Fort Worth became the westernmost railhead and a transit point for cattle shipment. With the city's main focus being on cattle and the railroads,
Railroads currently operating in Fort Worth
Corporate mergers have consolidated the railroad industry into a few major players. Railroads currently operating in the Fort Worth area include:
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe
Fort Worth is the headquarters for the BNSF Railway, the second-largest freight railroad network in North America. BNSF also has a major intermodal facility, just North of Fort Worth in Alliance. According to corporate press releases, the BNSF Railway is among the top transporters of intermodal freight in North America. The railroad hauls enough coal to generate roughly ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States.
In 2010, BNSF became a wholly owned subsidiary of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. In 2013, BNSF has made news with major policy changes. On January 15th BNSF Railway Co. signed an accord with the US Labor Department and OSHA regarding employee safety and injury practices under Federal Railroad Safety Act. And on March 6th, 2013 BNSF announced that they would test liquefied natural gas as an alternative to diesel for locomotives.
The Fort Worth Amtrak station is located at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. The two major routes are the Texas Eagle, which runs from Chicago through Fort Worth to San Antonio and the Heartland Flyer which connects Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
Trinity Railroad Express
The Trinity Railway Express is a commuter rail line in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex that connects Fort Worth to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) It was established by an interlocal agreement between DART and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T). Each transit authority owns a 50% stake in the joint rail project. Contractor Herzog Transit Services operates the line. The TRE links downtown Fort Worth, downtown Dallas and DFW Airport. Scheduled train service is provided Monday through Saturday. No service is available on Sunday. The TRE began operating in December, 1996. The TRE commuter line has a daily ridership of 9,800 which makes it the fourteenth most-ridden commuter rail system in the country. Annual ridership on the TRE exceeds two and a half million persons.
Union Pacific is the corporate heir to the Southern Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroad systems among others. As such, they have been operating in Fort Worth since before the turn of the last century. Today UP builds trains in Fort Worth at Davidson Yard.
We Handle Cases for Injured Railroad Employees Across the United States
Because of our extensive experience in FELA law, Rome, Arata & Baxley has had the privilege to handle cases nationwide. Our attorneys are licensed in Texas and Louisiana and the bulk of our cases are in states along the gulf coast. We represent or have represented injured railroad workers across the United States, especially in these cities:
- Fort Worth
- San Antonio
- El Paso
- Corpus Christi
- Austin, Belton/Temple, Galveston, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, Marshall, Orange, Port Arthur, Tyler
- Los Angeles, California, Chicago, Illinois, New York City, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, St. Louis, Missouri, Atlanta, Georgia, Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jackson, Mississippi, Jacksonville, Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, Birmingham, Alabama, Washington D.C., Sacramento, California, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Chickashaw, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Wichita, Kansas
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