FELA Law in Beaumont Texas
Rome, Arata and Baxley is proud to spend so much of our time protecting the rights of Beaumont and Port Arthur area railroad workers. We have successfully handled railroad injury cases in Jefferson county against Amtrak, Kansas City Southern, and Union Pacific.
We are extremely proud of the results we have achieved for our Beaumont area clients. The Beaumont area railroads recognize our name and know that it means that the injured worker is represented by one the best FELA lawfirms in Texas. 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 Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange or the surrounding areas.
Beaumont Texas Area Testimonials
- Mr. Bubba Lear, Van Collision Accident Client, Beaumont, Texas
- Mr. Walter Murray, Train Collision Client, Orange Texas
- Mr. Brad Allison, Slipping Accident, Beaumont,Texas
Jefferson County as a Venue
Jurors in the Golden Triangle have a unique perspective on railroads. Most folks in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area have at least one family member who has worked in the petrochemical plants. Almost every plant in the Golden Triangle is serviced by one or more railroads. Getting a close up view of the work involved in the switching of tank cars familiarizes people in Jefferson County with the dangers of railroad work and the importance of railroad safety. Even those folks in Beaumont and Port Arthur who haven’t seen switching work done up close will have lived by or driven by tracks carrying railroad chemical cars for years and must know that it is the railroad worker who ensures the safe passage of these dangerous chemicals through their community. These personal experiences that many people in Beaumont have with railroads can be very important in any case where the railroad has put profit before safety.
History of Railroads in Beaumont and Port Arthur
The Golden Triangle area has been vital to the industrial development of Texas and moreover the entire United States. Since oil was discovered in 1901, Beaumont has been a player in the energy industry. By then, Beaumont already had rail lines serviced by the Southern Pacific, Kansas City Southern, Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe, and Missouri Pacific railroad systems. As the petrochemical industry in Beaumont and Port Arthur grew, these railroads thrived.
Railroads currently operating in Beaumont
Corporate mergers have consolidated the railroad industry. Railroads currently operating in the Beaumont and Port Arthur area include:
Amtrak, the national passenger railroad, serves Beaumont via the Sunset Limited which runs from Los Angeles to New Orleans mostly along the I10 corridor. The Beaumont Amtrak Station is located at 2555 West Cedar Street, Beaumont, TX 77704. It is an unmanned station and tickets must be purchased online or at another Amtrak station.
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad is the corporate heir to the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad which has been operating railroads in Beaumont since before 1900.
Kansas City Southern
KCS's Beaumont operation has become even more important since NAFTA was passed in 1994. KCS Railroad has historically connected Northern markets to the port cities on the Gulf of Mexico. After NAFTA, they acquired the Tex-Mex railroad and trackage rights over Union Pacific track. Beaumont is where the old KCS now meets KCS's Tex-Mex railroad operation.
Union Pacific Railroad is the corporate heir to the Southern Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroad systems among others. As such they have been operating railroads in Beaumont since before the turn of the last century.
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