What Are Common Injuries From San Fernando Valley Train Accidents?
San Fernando Valley train accidents can cause major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) requiring surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. A San Fernando Valley train accident lawyer will work to help you make a monetary recovery for your injuries and losses. This may include pain and suffering, medical costs, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, and any other losses.
Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries
Train accidents happen in primarily two forms:
Accidents between trains often get a lot of publicity. This is because there is always the risk of a large number of injuries or deaths. Passenger trains in California regularly transport hundreds of passengers at a time. Therefore, a collision between two of these trains can put many people at risk, in addition to those that are not on the train but in the vicinity of a collision.
In collisions between trains, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault or whether multiple errors led to the accident. For instance:
California Train Accidents Involving Vehicles
Trains in California can be involved in accidents with motor vehicles as well.
These generally happen at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a road. These crossings are regulated by signals and many have gates that lower to stop vehicles from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. But not all of the crossings are well controlled, and those that are sometimes have malfunctions.
When this happens, it is possible for a vehicle to cross railroad tracks at the same time an approaching train will use the tracks, resulting in a collision between the train and car. These collisions are very serious and generally result in injuries or fatality to the passengers of the car. The passengers on a train can be hurt as well, especially if the train brakes hard to avoid the collision or derails after impact.
With dozens of players involved and hundreds of ways a train accident can occur, it is not unusual that these cases can be challenging.
In addition, train employees have unique protections under the law. The Federal Employees Liability Act, commonly known as FELA, can provide an avenue for an injured worker to recover for any kind of railway-related damages. These employees might have a claim under the law along with a claim against an at-fault individual so that multiple claims may actually exist.
Get In Touch With an Experienced San Fernando Valley Train Accident Attorney
Train accidents often are serious and result in serious injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Also, those in vehicles that are struck by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and damage after a crash. Regardless of whether you were a traveler in a train or in a car, if you have been involved in an accident with a train, you may be entitled to a financial recovery for your injuries.
A personal injury lawyer can help you understand whether you have a claim and what damages you may be able to recuperate, including payment for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and any other costs you were forced to incur. With the facts of each accident and each injury varying from one another, it is a good idea to speak to an attorney to get advice specific to your situation.
Drake Law Firm has represented many clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our San Fernando Valley train accident lawyers are here to help you. Our law firm has succeeded in settling several train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and be sure that the responsible party's insurance company pays you adequate compensation for your injuries.
Our practice concentrates on the legal rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals we work for. We only take on personal injury claims and we focus all of our time on fighting for the rights of those that are hurt at the hands of another. When you consult with the attorneys at Drake Law Firm, you will have a devoted legal team who will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
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