PTI Van Wreck Cases
Professional Transportation Incorporated - or PTI is one of the primary providers of van transportation services for the railroad industry. PTI operates in 36 states and its clients include CSXT, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, Amtrak, BNSF Railway, Canadian Pacific Railroad.
A tragically high percentage of railroad injuries occur in railroad van accidents. Railroad vans in general are sometimes poorly maintained and in shoddy condition. The drivers are often undercompensated and overworked. Also, railroaders are often transported late at night when drunk and fatigued drivers may be a problem.
For detailed information on how railroad conductors and engineers can protect themselves before, during and after a railroad van accident - click here.
Experience against a particular defendant is important when choosing a lawyer. Our railroad accident firm has successfully represented many railroaders injured in PTI van wrecks.
Railroad Van Wreck Client Testimonials
- Mr. Bubba Lear, Railroad Van Accident Client, Beaumont, Texas
- Mr. Chris Dowdy, Railroad Van Wreck Client, Glenmora, Louisiana
- Mr. Delson Fontenot, Railroad Van Wreck / 18 Wheeler Accident Client, De Ridder, Louisiana
Railroad Van Wreck FELA Case SummaryKansas City Southern Engineer Injured Riding in Carry-All Van – 2007 Texas Settlement
Thirty-four year old railroad engineer suffered serious low back injury while riding as a passenger in railroad carry-all van when the driver accelerated off a curb. Upon impact the engineer immediately felt pain in his lower back. The engineer continued to work for several weeks despite his pain. The van driver failed to use a level driveway to exit the rail yard to the street. Also, the van driver had a reputation as a lead-footed driver. As a result of his injuries, the injured railroad worker had to undergo back surgery and was unable to return to his normal job at the Railroad. The Railroad and the van company argued driving off a curb from a rail yard is not unreasonable. The Defendants disputed the extent of the engineer’s injuries, blamed degeneration and claimed that he could return to work making substantial wages. Chris Dowdy v. PTI, Crane and The Kansas City Southern Railway. Bristol Baxley of the law firm of Rome Arata and Baxley, Houston, Texas, represented the injured railroad worker.
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