As one of the top ten economies globally, the state of California has many methods of transportation that transport goods, including not only semi-trucks, but trains as well. A collision between a motorist and a passenger or freight train, or two trains that collide, can leave innocent individuals with serious or even fatal injuries. At The Justice Firm, our number one priority is helping victims of train crashes put their lives back in order, and recover the full compensation they deserve.
When you consider the population of the Greater Los Angeles area and the huge number of tourist attractions, it is really no surprise that that number of accidents involving trucks, trains, and other common carriers each year is substantial. It's difficult to even imagine the impact when someone is struck while in a vehicle by a train moving at 50 or 60 mph. A head-on collision between two trains can and does result in devastation. While you might assume that an accident involving a motor vehicle and a train would be the motorist's fault, this is not always the case. A train may be traveling at speeds that are too fast for weather or track conditions, or may fail to sound its horn. Our Los Angeles train accident attorneys are 100% dedicated to helping victims obtain the full damages they deserve, including compensation of medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, and wrongful death damages if a life is lost.Train Accident Lawyers in Orange County Protecting Innocent Victims
Each year in the U.S. thousands of individuals are seriously injured or killed in accidents involving freight or passenger trains. When someone takes a passenger train from one location to another, staff of the passenger train should be dedicated first and foremost to passengers' safety. An accident may leave the passenger train's company or operators liable for any damages suffered by occupants of the train. Because a train (or the railroad in general) is classified as a common carrier, those who are responsible for a train's operation are held to a higher degree of safety in regards to keeping passengers safe. However, passenger trains are only required to use ordinary care or adhere to an ordinary standard of safety when it comes to motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, or other "non-passengers."
Whether involved in an accident while riding a passenger train or subway, or struck by a locomotive or local commuter system, we work aggressively to ensure innocent victims' rights are protected. Our LA train accident attorneys know that these accidents nearly always end in catastrophic injury, and are unfortunately often fatal. Passenger trains often travel at tremendous speeds, and considering the lack of protection available to passengers, the level of injury is really no surprise. We want to hold those who were liable and who caused your injury accountable for their actions!Train accidents in Orange County can be attributed to:
- Collisions at intersections
- Lack of signals
- Train derailment
- Faulty train engines or other components/mechanical issues
- Exposure to hazardous or toxic chemicals
- Engineer error
- Lack of protection (safety gates, lights)
- Unprotected crossings
According to the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) a train collision or derailment occurs approximately every 90 minutes in the U.S.Contact The Justice Firm Now
Whether you are a pedestrian, motorist, or bicyclist who was struck by a train and feel the accident was not your fault, or a passenger on a train involved in a collision who sustained injuries, it is time to take action. The window of time in which you may file a claim is limited, so do not wait. At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles personal injury firm is dedicated to outstanding results, and securing the justice our clients deserve. Call us now at 310-914-2444.