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What Are Common Injuries from Calabasas Train Accidents?

Calabasas train accidents can result in serious injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. A Calabasas train accident attorney will work to help you make a financial recovery for your injuries and losses. This might 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 mainly two forms:

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

Accidents between trains often receive a lot of publicity. This is because there is always the risk of a large number of injuries or fatalities. Passenger trains in California routinely transport hundreds of passengers at a time. As a result, 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 area of a collision.

In crashes between trains, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault or whether multiple mistakes led to the accident. For instance:

  • A conductor not stopping at a signal.
  • A controller directing two trains on the same tracks at the same time.
  • Switching issues 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 problem in the train line itself. For instance, the use of subpar materials during construction, like substandard steel. When poor products are used, a train is at a higher 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 as well.

These typically happen at crossings where trains and cars both use the same part of a road. These crossings are regulated by signals and several have gates that lower to stop vehicles from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. However not all of the crossings are well controlled, and those that are sometimes have malfunctions.

When this occurs, it is possible for a car to cross railroad tracks at the same time an oncoming train will use the tracks, causing a collision between the train and vehicle. These collisions are very serious and generally result in injuries or death to the occupants of the car. The passengers on a train can be injured too, especially if the train brakes hard to avoid the crash or derails after impact.

With dozens of players involved and hundreds of ways a train accident can happen, it is not surprising that these cases can be difficult.

Additionally, train workers have special protections under the law. The Federal Employees Liability Act, commonly referred to as FELA, can provide an avenue for an injured employee to recover for any kind of railway-related damages. These employees may have a claim under the law along with a claim against an at-fault party so that multiple claims may actually exist.

Contact an Experienced Calabasas Train Crash Attorney

Train accidents often are serious and cause serious injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Further, those in vehicles that are hit by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and damage after an impact. Regardless of whether you were a traveler in a train or in a vehicle, if you have been involved in an accident with a train, you might 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 recover, including payment for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other expenses 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 a lawyer to receive advice specific to your claim.

Drake Law Firm has represented several clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Calabasas train accident attorneys are here to help you. Our law firm has been successful in resolving a number of train accident claims; we are always here to fight for your rights and be sure that the responsible party's insurance company pays you good compensation for your injuries.

Our practice focuses on the rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals we work for. We only take on personal injury cases and we focus all of our time on fighting for the rights of those who are hurt at the hands of another. When you consult with the lawyers at Drake Law Firm, you will have a dedicated legal team that will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

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