If You Have Been Injured in a Train Accident You Should Not Take on the Insurance Company Alone
Though train accidents are much less common than car accidents, bus accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents, when they do occur they are often deadly. When victims attempt to recover damages for their injuries or the loss of a loved one, they are forced to go up against a multi-million-dollar company’s attorneys.
The good news is that you do not have to do this alone. At DLC Law we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Keep reading to learn about train accidents and then contact us at (626) 285-8815 for help.
We can help with all types of train accidents
Regardless of the type of train accident and whether or a privately-owned train company or a government agency was in charge, we can help. For example, we can help with:
- Train derailment or accidents between trains
- Accidents on Amtrak and Metrolink
- Light rail and subway systems
- Trolley and cable car accidents
- Injuries to passengers or rail workers
- Accidents involving slipping and falling
- Accidents involving automobiles near railroad crossings
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
There are a number of ways a company’s negligence can lead to a train accident
Though railway accidents can occur in a variety of ways, there are a few frequent instances that can help you better grasp how carelessness, blame, and culpability operate in these situations. Listed below are a few examples:
- Train derailment. Train derailments may be extremely dangerous. Derailments are frequently caused by conductors who exceed safe speeds, failures of transit employees to properly maintain rail systems, improperly maintained train carriages, and defective products, among other things.
- Collisions between trains. Collisions between two trains can result in serious or fatal casualties. Several significant railway crashes in California have been connected to the carelessness of distracted train conductors, including a 2008 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth.
- Accidents at railroad crossings. Speeding trains are no match for vehicles or pedestrians, which is why it is critical that all rail crossing systems work correctly and that all motorists follow traffic regulations. Unfortunately, irresponsible drivers who smash into other cars and force them into tracks, as well as negligent rail system operators who neglect to repair damaged signals or cross-arms at railroad crossings, can cause rail crossing accidents.
- Train passenger injuries. Major collisions aren’t the only method for people to be injured. Slip and fall incidents, falling goods or cargo, and irresponsible or inadequate security that fails to protect passengers from being assaulted by a third party can all cause injuries to passengers.
We are standing by to assess your claim
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, we hope that you will contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 as soon as possible so that we can assess your case and find the best way forward for you.