What Are Common Injuries From North Hollywood Train Accidents?
North Hollywood 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 North Hollywood train accident lawyer will work to help you make a financial recovery for your injuries and losses. This might include pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, as well as any other losses.
Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries
Train accidents happen in primarily two forms:
Accidents between trains typically get a lot of attention. 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. As a result, a crash between two of these trains can put many people in danger, as well as those who are not on the train but in the vicinity of a collision.
In collisions between trains, it can be difficult to identify who is at fault or whether several mistakes caused the accident. For instance:
California Train Accidents Involving Cars
Trains in California can be involved in accidents with motor vehicles also.
These typically happen at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same section of a road. These crossings are controlled by signals and many have gates that lower to prevent vehicles from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. However not all of the crossings are well regulated, and those that are occasionally 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, causing a collision between the train and vehicle. These crashes are very serious and usually result in injuries or fatality to the passengers of the vehicle. The passengers on a train can be injured too, particularly if the train brakes hard to avoid the collision or derails after impact.
With dozens of players involved and numerous ways a train accident can happen, it is not surprising that these claims can be difficult.
Additionally, 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 workers may have a claim under the law in addition to a claim against an at-fault party so that several claims might actually exist.
Get In Touch with an Experienced North Hollywood Train Accident Lawyer
Train accidents typically are serious and result in 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 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 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 an attorney to receive advice specific to your case.
Drake Law Firm has represented many clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our North Hollywood 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 legal rights and make sure that the liable party's insurance company pays you good compensation for your injuries.
Our firm focuses on the rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals 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 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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