What Are Common Injuries from Studio City Train Accidents?
Studio City train accidents can cause serious injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. A Studio City 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 occur in primarily two forms:
Accidents between trains usually get a lot of publicity. 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. As a result, a crash between two of these trains can put many people at risk, not to mention those that are not on the train but in the vicinity of a collision.
In crashes between trains, it can be hard to identify who is at fault or whether several mistakes caused the accident. For example:
California Train Accidents involving Cars
Trains in California can be involved in collisions with motor vehicles also.
These normally take place at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a road. These crossings are controlled by signals and many have gates that lower to stop cars 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 car to cross railroad tracks at the same time an oncoming train will use the tracks, causing a crash between the train and car. These crashes are very serious and generally lead to injuries or death to the occupants 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 occur, it is not unusual that these claims can be challenging.
Additionally, train workers have special 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 workers might have a claim under the law as well as a claim against an at-fault individual so that several claims might actually exist.
Consult an Experienced Studio City Train Crash 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 vehicles that are struck by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and harm after a crash. 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 recuperate, 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 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 Studio City 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 make sure that the responsible individual'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 people we work for. We only handle personal injury claims and we focus all of our time on fighting for the rights of those that are injured by another. When you work with the lawyers at Drake Law Firm, you get a devoted legal team who will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
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.