Los Angeles Train Accident Attorney

A train accident is a rare but extremely serious event. When a train runs off its tracks, or strikes a vehicle stalled at a railroad crossing, the chances are high that the accident will involve catastrophic injury or multiple fatalities. A train may hit another train, automobile, truck, or pedestrian, or may derail due to operator error or equipment malfunction. A train accident can occur due to improper maintenance, equipment failure, signal malfunctions, among other factors. Whether a train wreck occurs due to negligence or recklessness on part of the engineer or conductor, or another driver, person or entity, a victim or family member of a victim may have the legal right to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. When a train accident has occurred, an experienced train accident attorney can investigate and determine if the carrier is liable for the injuries sustained. Common carriers have a higher responsibility to safely transport the public by taking all necessary safety precautions to avoid any train accident.

At our law firm, we are well versed in the laws that govern the liability of the railroad. There are many factors that determine whether the railroad was at fault for a train accident by providing the proper care and maintenance. Our firm has the experience and reputation to handle complex and high profile train accident litigation involving:

  • Derailment
  • Auto-train accidents
  • Train collisions
  • Hazardous material spills
  • Train-pedestrian accidents

Lawsuits are often filed for passengers of trains who are injured due to the negligence of the train company or a defect in the tracks or rails. The train company is liable for these injuries. Other cases are filed by individuals who were not on the train, but rather were in other cars, on motorcycles or bicycles, or pedestrians and were injured due to the negligence of the train, or against another person if they were a passenger in a motor vehicle.

In the event of a train accident, the aid of experienced legal counsel can help you focus your attention on getting on with your physical and emotional recovery. It is important to consult a Los Angeles train accident attorney immediately after the accident to begin the investigation of the claim. The train company and operator often deny fault for the accident and it is necessary to interview witnesses and take photographs as soon as possible after the accident. Our firm has extensive legal experience representing train accident and injury victims throughout Los Angeles and throughout California. We can put together a team of experts on train accident reconstruction in the effort to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf. If you or a loved on has been injured in a train accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. We are here to help you recover for your losses. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. We have offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and Las Vegas.