Train Accident Lawyer in Encino, CA

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What are Common Injuries from Encino Train Accidents?

Encino train accidents can result in major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) requiring surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. An Encino train accident attorney will work to help you make a monetary recovery for your injuries and losses. This might 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 happen 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 fatalities. Passenger trains in California regularly transport hundreds of passengers at a time. Therefore, a crash between two of these trains can put many people in danger, in addition to those that are not on the train but in the area of a crash.

In collisions between trains, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault or whether several mistakes caused 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 problems that make it impossible for trains to take different tracks, resulting in two trains sharing a track at the same time.
  • Singular train accidents, sometimes because of a problem in the train line itself. For instance, the use of subpar materials during construction, like subpar 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 collisions with automobiles also.

These typically occur at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a roadway. These crossings are regulated by signals and several have gates that lower to prevent cars from accidentally driving into the path of a train. But not all of the crossings are well regulated, and those that are sometimes have malfunctions.

When this occurs, it is possible for a vehicle to cross railroad tracks at the same time an oncoming 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 car. The passengers on a train can be hurt too, particularly if the train brakes hard to avoid the crash or derails after impact.

With dozens of players involved and numerous 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 referred to as FELA, can provide an avenue for an injured employee to recover for any railway-related damages. These workers may have a claim under the law in addition to a claim against an at-fault party so that multiple claims might actually exist.

Get In Touch with an Experienced Encino Train Accident Lawyer

Train accidents often are severe and result in severe injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Also, those in cars that are struck 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 car, 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 might be able to recuperate, including payment for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and also 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 consult with a lawyer to receive advice specific to your claim.

Drake Law Firm has represented many clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Encino train accident attorneys are here to assist you. Our law firm has succeeded in settling several train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your rights and be sure that the responsible person's insurance provider pays you good compensation for your injuries.

Our practice concentrates on the legal rights of injured victims and those victims are the only people we work for. We only handle personal injury cases and we focus all of our time on defending the rights of those who are hurt at the hands of another. When you consult with the attorneys at Drake Law Firm, you get a dedicated legal team that will work relentlessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

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