Train Accident Lawyer in Van Nuys, CA

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What Are Common Injuries from Van Nuys Train Accidents?

Van Nuys train accidents can cause serious injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and in some cases wrongful death. A Van Nuys train accident lawyer will work to help you make a financial recovery for your injuries and losses. This may 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 mainly 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 regularly transport hundreds of passengers at a time. As a result, a crash between two of these trains can put many people in danger, in addition to those who are not on the train but in the area of a crash.

In collisions between trains, it can be difficult to identify who is at fault or whether several 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.
  • Single train accidents, sometimes due to a problem in the train line itself. For example, using low quality materials during construction, like substandard steel. When poor products are used, a train is at a greater 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 motor vehicles as well.

These generally happen at crossings where trains and cars both use the same section of a road. These crossings are regulated by signals and several have gates that lower to prevent vehicles 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 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 collision between the train and car. 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 injured as well, particularly if the train brakes hard to avoid the collision or derails after impact.

With dozens of players involved and hundreds of ways a train accident can occur, it is not surprising that these claims can be challenging.

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 employee 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 several claims might actually exist.

Consult an Experienced Van Nuys Train Crash Lawyer

Train accidents often are serious and result in severe injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Furthermore, 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 injuries.

A personal injury attorney 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, and 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 an attorney 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 Van Nuys train accident attorneys are here to help you. Our law firm has been successful in settling several train accident claims; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and be sure that the liable individual's insurance provider 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 work for. We only handle personal injury cases and we focus all of our time on defending the rights of those who are injured by another. When you work with the lawyers at Drake Law Firm, you will have a devoted legal team who will work relentlessly to get you the compensation 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 Train Accidents in Van Nuys, 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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