Train Accident Lawyer in Woodland Hills, CA

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What Are Common Injuries from Woodland Hills Train Accidents?

Woodland Hills train accidents can cause major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. A Woodland Hills train accident lawyer will work to help you make a financial recovery for your injuries and losses. This would 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 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, not to mention those that are not on the train but in the area of a crash.

In crashes between trains, it can be difficult to identify who is at fault or whether several mistakes led to 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 problems that make it impossible for trains to take different tracks, resulting in two trains sharing a track at the same time.
  • Singular train accidents, sometimes due to a defect in the train line itself. For instance, the use of substandard 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 Vehicles

Trains in California can be involved in accidents with motor vehicles also.

These generally happen 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 prevent cars from accidentally driving into the path of a train. However 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 oncoming train will use the tracks, resulting in a crash between the train and automobile. These collisions are very serious and generally lead to injuries or fatality 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 happen, it is not surprising that these claims can be challenging.

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

Contact an Experienced Woodland Hills Train Crash Lawyer

Train accidents usually are serious 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 a crash. Regardless of whether you were a passenger in a train or in a vehicle, 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 recover, including payment for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and 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 to a lawyer to receive advice specific to your situation.

Drake Law Firm has represented many clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Woodland Hills train accident lawyers are here to help you. Our law firm has been successful in settling a number of train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and be sure that the responsible party's insurance provider pays you good compensation for your injuries.

Our firm focuses on the legal rights of injured victims and those victims are the only people we represent. We only handle personal injury claims 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 tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

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