FELA Law in Corpus Christi, Texas
Rome, Arata and Baxley has represented numerous injured railroad workers against the Class 1 railroads that operate in Corpus Christi, Texas. We have successfully handled railroad injury cases against Union Pacific, KCS and BNSF. These railroads recognize our name and know that it means that the injured worker is represented by one of the best railroad injury attorneys in Texas and the entire United States.
We are extremely proud of the results we have achieved for our FELA clients. 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 with prior injury cases against Union Pacific, KCS or BNSF.
Corpus Christi as a Venue
Corpus Christi is the seat of Nueces County, but also extends into San Patricio County and Aransas County. An injured railroad worker who lives in Corpus Christi may have their choice of venues depending on where the injury happened and in which county they reside.
The Port of Corpus Christi is the 5th largest port in the United States and is the deepest inshore port on the Gulf of Mexico. It handles mostly oil and agricultural products. The region has become the center of a large petroleum and petrochemical industry. Its six oil refineries are located in close proximity to 1,500 oil wells. Short-distance pipelines connect Corpus Christi to one of the nation's largest supplies of natural gas.
Corpus Christi's population and jury pool is a reflection of its location and its economy. Like other cities in the Southwest United States, Corpus Christi is predominantly Hispanic, and its population comprises many recent immigrants, especially from Mexico.
History of Railroads in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi has been an important part of international railroad transportation since 1881 when the Texas Mexican Railroad was extended from Corpus Christi to Laredo. By 1914 Corpus Christi was served by four railroads, the Texas Mexican, the San Antonio and Aransas Pass, the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico, and the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf. The expanding network of railroad links with the outside world contributed to the town's rapid development. The railroads aggressively promoted the city and the surrounding countryside, offering inexpensive fares in the hope that new residents and farmers would increase the railroad business. Rail agents similarly promoted the city as a tourist center, billing it as a all-year resort.
Railroads in Corpus Christi
Corporate mergers have consolidated the railroad industry into a few major players. Railroads currently operating in the Corpus Christi area include:
The Texas Mexican Railway and Kansas City Southern Railroad
The Texas Mexican Railway is a class 1 railroad that operates as a subsidiary of the Kansas City Southern Railway. KCS took control of of the TexMex Railway in January of 2005. While Tex-Mex remains a separate legal entity, KCS and Tex-Mex are operated as one railroad. In Corpus Christi, the KCS Railyard along Texas State Highway 44 continues to be known as the TexMex Yard
Union Pacific Railroad
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 Corpus Christi since before the turn of the last century.
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad is the corporate heir to the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad which was operating in Corpus Christi before 1900.
The Corpus Christi Terminal Railroad
The Corpus Christi Terminal Railroad (CCPN) is a short line railroad connecting the Port of Corpus Christi with BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific Railroad. The CCPN was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming in 1997.
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