What are Common Injuries from Northridge Train Accidents?
Northridge train accidents can cause serious injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. A Northridge train accident attorney will work to help you make a financial recovery for your injuries and losses. This may 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 mainly two forms:
Accidents between trains often 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 routinely transport hundreds of passengers at a time. As a result, a collision between two of these trains can put many people in danger, not to mention those that are not on the train but in the vicinity of a crash.
In collisions between trains, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault or whether several errors caused the accident. For example:
California Train Accidents Involving Vehicles
Trains in California can be involved in accidents with automobiles also.
These normally happen at crossings where trains and cars both use the same section of a roadway. 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 sometimes 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 vehicle. These crashes are very serious and usually lead to injuries or fatality to the passengers of the vehicle. 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 happen, it is not surprising that these claims can be difficult.
In addition, 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 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 Northridge Train Accident Attorney
Train accidents usually are serious and result in severe injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Also, those in cars that are hit by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and damage after an impact. Regardless of whether you were a passenger 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 might be able to recover, including payment for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and also 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 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 Northridge train accident attorneys are here to assist you. Our law firm has succeeded in settling a number of train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and be sure that the liable 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 people we work for. We only take on personal injury claims and we focus all of our time on defending the rights of those who are injured at the hands of another. When you work with the lawyers at Drake Law Firm, you will have a dedicated legal team that will work tirelessly to get you the recovery you deserve.
Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.