Train Accidents

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a train accident, you are likely feeling scared and confused — and with good reason. Train accidents are often quite serious and cause catastrophic injuries. We can help you fight for your right to compensation from the parties responsible for the train accident that resulted in your injuries.

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Even though train travel is widely considered a safer alternative to motor vehicle travel, train accidents still do happen. When they do, the results can be devastating for the victims and their families.

Severe injuries such as lacerations, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and even death may all result from railway accidents. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a train accident, you are likely entitled to compensation.

They often include trains crashing into motor vehicles, running over pedestrians, derailing, or colliding with other trains.

The United States Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis recorded over 8,000 railway accidents in 2017, resulting in more than 800 fatalities. Unfortunately, the majority of these gruesome accidents could have been avoided if proper safety measures had been taken.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a train accident, you are likely entitled to compensation.

 

We can help.

Train accident lawsuits are often more complicated than other personal injury lawsuits because of the extent of the damage they cause. Train accidents often also involve a lengthy investigation period by federal and local law enforcement, train companies, individual operators, insurers, and more.

We have the resources and experience necessary to investigate the causes of your train accident and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable for your injuries. You may be eligible to receive compensation from the parties responsible for the accident so that you and your family can get back to life the way it was before the accident happened. Don’t try to do it alone, however. An experienced train accident attorney can help you fight for the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

Our goal in these matters is to lessen the burden on you and your family so that you can focus on your physical recovery. Let us handle opposing legal teams and big insurance companies; you have enough to worry about.

If you have questions, please contact us as soon as you can for a free consultation.

Remember, if we take your case, we do not get paid unless you receive compensation for your injuries.

 

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Personal Injury FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following your accident can be the difference between receiving fair compensation and receiving nothing. Our attorneys will do their best to ensure that you are taken care of financially by helping you obtain compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to support your claim.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

In California, an accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If a governmental entity is a cause of your injuries, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

What if I was also responsible for my injury?

California personal injury victims are entitled to recover compensation from any liable party, even if they are partially to blame for the accident. California law follows the theory of comparative fault. This basically means that you can recover compensation for an accident, but your award will be reduced by your own degree of negligence.

Should I accept an offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company?

When you suffer a serious injury, you will most likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company. They will try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. They may even attempt to use things you say after an accident to deny your claims. An experienced injury attorney will be able to help you deal with insurance companies and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How do you determine the value of my claim?

When determining the value of your claim the court will take into consideration multiple factors: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help give you the best chance of maximizing your recovery.

We provide free, no-obligation consultations for all potential clients, and we never collect fees unless and until your case has been resolved successfully in your favor.

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Personal Injury FAQ

Why do I need an attorney?

Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side following your accident can be the difference between receiving fair compensation and receiving nothing. Our attorneys will do their best to ensure that you are taken care of financially by helping you obtain compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and used to support your claim.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

In California, an accident victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If a governmental entity is a cause of your injuries, you may have to file a claim with the appropriate governmental entity within six months. Then you will have to file a lawsuit in a certain amount of time, depending on how the entity responds to the claim. These are strict time periods. If they are not adhered to, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not lose the ability to bring your claim, and to start gathering evidence as soon as possible.

What if I was also responsible for my injury?

California personal injury victims are entitled to recover compensation from any liable party, even if they are partially to blame for the accident. California law follows the theory of comparative fault. This basically means that you can recover compensation for an accident, but your award will be reduced by your own degree of negligence.

Should I accept an offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company?

When you suffer a serious injury, you will most likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company. They will try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. They may even attempt to use things you say after an accident to deny your claims. An experienced injury attorney will be able to help you deal with insurance companies and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How do you determine the value of my claim?

When determining the value of your claim the court will take into consideration multiple factors: medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help give you the best chance of maximizing your recovery.

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Train Accidents

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