FELA Law in Laredo, Texas
Rome, Arata and Baxley has represented numerous injured railroad workers against the Class 1 railroads that operate in Laredo, Texas. We have successfully handled railroad injury cases against Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern Railway 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.
Laredo as a Venue
Laredo is the seat of Webb County. Its population and jury pool is a reflection of its location and its economy. Like other cities in the Southwest United States, Laredo is predominantly Hispanic, and its population comprises many recent immigrants, especially from Mexico.
History of Railroads in Laredo
Laredo has been an important part of international railroad transportation since 1881 when the Texas Mexican Railroad was extended from Corpus Christi to Laredo.
Railroads in Laredo
Corporate mergers have consolidated the railroad industry into a few major players. Railroads currently operating in the Laredo 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 Laredo, 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 Laredo 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 Laredo before 1900.
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
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