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What Are Common Injuries from Topanga Train Accidents?

Topanga 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 Topanga 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, as well as any other losses.

Types of Train Accidents that Causes Injuries

Train accidents occur in primarily two forms:

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

Accidents between trains often receive a lot of publicity. 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, not to mention those who are not on the train but in the area of a collision.

In collisions between trains, it can be difficult to identify 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 different 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 example, the use of subpar 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 Cars

Trains in California can be involved in accidents with automobiles also.

These typically occur at crossings where trains and cars both use the same part of a road. These crossings are controlled by signals and several have gates that lower to stop vehicles from accidentally driving into the path of a train. However not all of the crossings are well regulated, and those that are occasionally have malfunctions.

When this happens, it is possible for a car to cross railroad tracks at the same time an approaching train will use the tracks, resulting in a crash between the train and car. These crashes are very serious and generally lead to injuries or fatality to the passengers of the vehicle. The passengers on a train can be hurt as well, 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 unusual that these claims can be challenging.

Additionally, train workers have special protections under the law. The Federal Employees Liability Act, commonly referred to as FELA, can provide an avenue for an injured employee to recover for any kind of railway-related damages. These workers may have a claim under the law along with a claim against an at-fault party so that multiple claims may actually exist.

Get In Touch with an Experienced Topanga 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. Also, those in cars that are hit 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 might be entitled to a monetary recovery for your damages.

A personal injury attorney can help you understand whether you have a claim and what damages you may be able to recuperate, including payment for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, as well as 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 consult with an attorney to get advice specific to your claim.

Drake Law Firm has represented numerous clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Topanga 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 responsible individual's insurance company pays you good compensation for your injuries.

Our firm focuses on the legal rights of injured victims and those victims are the only individuals we represent. We only take on personal injury cases and we focus all of our time on defending the rights of those who are hurt 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.

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 Topanga, 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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