Dallas FELA Lawyers
Rome, Arata and Baxley is proud of the results we have achieved for injured railroaders in the Dallas area. The Dallas 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 FELA injury cases in Dallas and surrounding counties against Amtrak, Union Pacific and KCS. 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 Dallas, Fort Worth, Greenville, Wiley or the surrounding areas.
The Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex
The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is the largest metropolitan area in the South and fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, transportation and logistics. The city is home to the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation. Located in North Texas and a major city in the American South, Dallas is the main core of the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States that lacks any navigable link to the sea. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. With the advent of the interstate highway system in the 1950s and 1960s, Dallas became an east/west and north/south focal point of the interstate system with the convergence of four major interstate highways in the city, along with a fifth interstate loop around the city. Dallas developed a strong industrial and financial sector, and a major inland port, due largely to the presence of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.
Railroads in Dallas
At least 23 different railroads (including DART), have operated in the Dallas area during its rich and storied history. In recent years, corporate mergers have consolidated the railroad industry into a few major players.
Railroads currently operating in Dallas
Railroads currently operating in the Dallas area include:
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern is a Class I railroad headquartered in Kansas City Missouri. KCS currently operates in a region consisting of ten central U.S. states. KCS also owns and indirectly operates Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM) in the central and northeastern states of México, and is the only Class I Railroad to own any track both inside and outside of Mexico's boundaries. KCS has been operating in Dallas since 1939, when they acquired the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company and its railroad route from Dallas, Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana. KCS has a large railyard in Wiley, Texas and a smaller yard in Dallas.
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad is a Class I railroad that is the corporate heir to the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad which has been operating railroads in Dallas since before 1900. BNSF corporate headquarters are located in nearby Fort Worth. and it has a major intermodal facility, just North of Fort Worth in Alliance.
The Dallas Amtrak station is located at the Union Station, 400 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX 75202. Amtrak services Dallas via the Texas Eagle, which runs from Chicago through Dallas to San Antonio.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the Dallas-area public transportation authority, providing rail, buses and HOV lanes to commuters. DART began operating the first light rail system in Texas and the southwest region of the United States in 1996 and is now the largest operator of light rail in the US. Today, the system is the seventh-busiest light rail system in the country with approximately 55 stations on 72 miles of light rail, and 10 stations on 35 miles of commuter rail.
Union Pacific is the corporate heir to the Southern Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroad systems among others. As such, they have been operating in Dallas Fort-Worth since before the turn of the last century. Today UP builds Dallas area 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
- Lake Charles
- New Orleans
- Alexandria, Lafayette
- 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
Vital Information for Injured Railroad Workers
- How to Fill Out an Accident Report
- How to Give a Statement to the Railroad Claim Agent
- 7 Vital Tips for an Injured Railroad Worker
Railroad Worker Resources
- FELA FAQs
- Railroad Whistleblower Info
- Federal Employers Liability Act
- FRA Statutes and Regulations
- Federal Railroad Administration
- Railroad Injuries
Injured Railroad Worker Benefits
- Short Term Railroad Disability Benefits
- Long Term Railroad Retirement and Disability Benefits
- Railroad Medical Benefits
- Recommended Optional Benefits