Train Accident Lawyer in Thousand Oaks, CA

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What Are Common Injuries from Thousand Oaks Train Accidents?

Thousand Oaks train accidents can result in major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. A Thousand Oaks train accident lawyer will work to help you make a monetary recovery for your injuries and losses. This may include pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, and any other losses.

Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries

Train accidents happen in mainly two forms:

  • Accidents between trains
  • Crashes between trains and cars 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 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 crash.

In crashes between trains, it can be hard to determine who is at fault or whether multiple errors 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 problems that make it impossible for trains to take separate tracks, leading to two trains sharing a track at the same time.
  • Single train accidents, sometimes because of a problem in the train line itself. For example, the use of 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 automobiles as well.

These typically take place at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a roadway. These crossings are controlled by signals and many have gates that lower to prevent 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, resulting in a crash between the train and vehicle. These crashes are very serious and usually lead to injuries or death to the occupants of the car. The passengers on a train can be hurt as well, especially 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.

In addition, train workers have special 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 employees might have a claim under the law in addition to a claim against an at-fault individual so that multiple claims might actually exist.

Get In Touch with an Experienced Thousand Oaks Train Accident Attorney

Train accidents typically are severe and cause severe 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 vehicle, if you have been involved in an accident with a train, you might 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 bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as any other costs you were forced to incur. With the facts of each accident and each injury differing from one another, it is a good idea to speak with a lawyer to get advice specific to your case.

Drake Law Firm has represented several clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Thousand Oaks 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 legal rights and be sure that the liable party's insurance company pays you good compensation for your injuries.

Our firm concentrates on the rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals we work for. 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 lawyers at Drake Law Firm, you get a devoted legal team that will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you are entitled to.

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