Train Accident Lawyer in Panorama City CA

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What Are Common Injuries from Panorama City Train Accidents?

Panorama City train accidents can result in serious injuries such as fractures (broken bones) requiring surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. A Panorama City train accident attorney will work to help you make a monetary recovery for your injuries and losses. This may 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 occur in primarily two forms:

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

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

In collisions between trains, it can be difficult to identify who is at fault or whether multiple 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 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 due to a defect in the train line itself. For instance, using low quality 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 collisions with motor vehicles also.

These generally occur at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a road. These crossings are regulated by signals and many have gates that lower to prevent vehicles 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 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 crashes are very serious and generally result in injuries or fatality to the occupants of the vehicle. The passengers on a train can be hurt as well, 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 occur, it is not unusual that these claims can be difficult.

Additionally, 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 worker to recover for any kind of railway-related damages. These employees might have a claim under the law as well as a claim against an at-fault individual so that multiple claims may actually exist.

Get In Touch with an Experienced Panorama City Train Accident Lawyer

Train accidents often are serious and result in serious injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Further, 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 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 financial recovery for your damages.

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 bills, lost wages, 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 several clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Panorama City train accident lawyers are here to assist you. Our law firm has been successful in resolving a number of train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your rights and make sure that the responsible person's insurance provider pays you good compensation for your injuries.

Our firm focuses on the rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals we represent. We only handle 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 attorneys at Drake Law Firm, you will have a dedicated legal team that will work relentlessly to get you the recovery you deserve.

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 Panorama City, 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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