One child died, another seriously injured after Union Pacific train hits school bus
ATHENS, Texas – Plaintiffs’ trial lawyer Chip Brooker of Brooker Law in Dallas has filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit on behalf of the families of one child who died and another who was seriously injured when a Union Pacific train hit their school bus in Athens, Texas, earlier this year.
“My hope is that this lawsuit forces Union Pacific to address dangerous, unguarded crossings like the one on Wofford Street in Athens,” says Mr. Brooker. “This is actually the third time that a train has collided with a vehicle at this crossing. Unfortunately, the railroad did not learn its lesson the first two times. Maybe this lawsuit—and the deaths and catastrophic injuries sustained by the children involved—will finally get Union Pacific’s attention and prompt them to make this crossing safe.”
Brooker Law, PLLC, represents individuals and families nationwide in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases involving dangerous and defective products, trucking and transportation crashes, explosions and burns, on-the-job injuries, sexual assault, and professional negligence among other claims. The firm has experience handling cases involving traumatic brain injuries, amputations, burns, and paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia. Brooker Law also represents individuals and businesses in complex business disputes involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, and other business torts.
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