Railroad Law

McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. has been recognized for its defense of railroads for more than 40 years. One of the Firm’s major clients, BNSF Railway Company, is represented by the Firm throughout Texas. Firm clients also include Union Pacific Railroad Company, Amtrak, Texas City Terminal Railway Company and Galveston Railway, Inc. A team of attorneys and staff has developed expertise in all aspects of railroad operations and litigation. Our attorneys have defended thousands of FELA cases involving all manner of claims, including claims for cumulative trauma and occupational injury from toxic exposure. The Firm regularly defends claims involving grade crossing accidents, trespassers, business invitees, freight charges, freight damage, blocked crossings, environmental damages, and an assortment of other claims. In addition, the Firm prosecutes damage claims on behalf of the railroad involving contracts, derailments, collisions, and environmental cleanup.

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