Train Accident Lawyer in Sherman Oaks, CA

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What Are Common Injuries From Sherman Oaks Train Accidents?

Sherman Oaks train accidents can result in serious injuries such as fractures (broken bones) requiring surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. A Sherman Oaks train accident lawyer will work to help you make a monetary 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 primarily two forms:
  • Accidents between trains
  • Crashes between trains and vehicles on the road

Accidents between trains typically receive a lot of attention. This is because there is always the risk of a large number of injuries or deaths. Passenger trains in California regularly transport hundreds of passengers at a time. Therefore, a collision 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 collision.

In crashes 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 issues that make it impossible for trains to take separate tracks, leading to two trains sharing a track at the same time.
  • Singular train accidents, sometimes because of a problem in the train line itself. For instance, using low quality materials during construction, like substandard steel. When inferior 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 normally happen at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a road. These crossings are regulated by signals and several have gates that lower to stop cars from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. However 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 approaching train will use the tracks, causing a collision between the train and vehicle. These collisions are very serious and usually lead to injuries or fatality to the passengers of the vehicle. 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 numerous ways a train accident can occur, it is not surprising that these cases can be challenging.

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

Get In Touch with and Experienced Sherman Oaks Train Crash Attorney

Train accidents usually are severe and result in severe injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Furthermore, 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 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 lawyer can help you understand whether you have a claim and what damages you may be able to recover, including payment for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other costs 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 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 Sherman Oaks train accident lawyers are here to assist you. Our law firm has been successful in settling several train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and make sure that the liable party's insurance company pays you adequate compensation for your injuries.

Our practice concentrates on the legal rights of injured victims and those victims are the only people we represent. We only handle 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 get a dedicated legal team that will work relentlessly to get you the recovery you are entitled to.

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 Train Accidents in Sherman Oaks, 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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