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What Are Common Injuries from Burbank Train Accidents?

Burbank train accidents can cause serious injuries such as fractures (broken bones) requiring surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. A Burbank train accident attorney will work to help you make a monetary recovery for your injuries and losses. This may include pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, and any other losses.

Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries

Train accidents occur in primarily two forms:

  • Accidents between trains
  • Crashes between trains and cars on the road

Accidents between trains usually receive 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 crash between two of these trains can put many people at risk, as well as those who are not on the train but in the vicinity of a crash.

In crashes between trains, it can be difficult to identify who is at fault or whether several mistakes caused the accident. For example:

  • A conductor not stopping at a signal.
  • A controller directing two trains on the same tracks at the same time.
  • Switching problems that make it impossible for trains to take separate tracks, resulting in two trains sharing a track at the same time.
  • Single train accidents, sometimes because of a defect in the train line itself. For example, using subpar materials during construction, like subpar steel. When inferior products are used, a train is at a greater risk for derailment, which places every passenger in harm's way.

California Train Accidents Involving Vehicles

Trains in California can be involved in accidents with motor vehicles also.

These usually occur at crossings where trains and cars both use the same part of a road. These crossings are controlled by signals and several have gates that lower to prevent vehicles from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. But not all of the crossings are well controlled, and those that are occasionally have malfunctions.

When this occurs, 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 automobile. These crashes are very serious and generally result in injuries or fatality to the passengers of the vehicle. 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 claims can be challenging.

Additionally, train workers 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 railway-related damages. These employees might have a claim under the law in addition to a claim against an at-fault individual so that several claims might actually exist.

Consult an Experienced Burbank Train Accident Attorney

Train accidents often are severe and result in major injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Also, those in vehicles that are hit by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and harm after a crash. Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a train or in a vehicle, if you have been involved in an accident with a train, you may be entitled to a monetary recovery for your injuries.

A personal injury attorney 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 expenses you were forced to incur. With the facts of each accident and each injury differing 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 several clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Burbank train accident attorneys are here to assist you. Our law firm has been successful in resolving several train accident claims; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and be sure that the liable party's insurance provider pays you good compensation for your injuries.

Our firm concentrates on the legal rights of injured victims and those victims are the only people 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 injured by another. When you work with the lawyers at Drake Law Firm, you will have a dedicated legal team that will work relentlessly to get you the compensation you are entitled to.

At Drake Law Firm, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients to get the compensation they require to recover. We won't let you accept unfair treatment from other law firms and we will defend you from beginning to end. If you need help with a Train Accident Lawyer in Burbank, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at to get started on your case today! 

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