Trains are an effective means to carry people and freight across California, and for a huge number of commuters, train travel is a necessity. Train accidents can result in severe injuries and even death, despite the fact that trains are safer than many other modes of transportation. If you or a loved one has been wounded in a railway accident, you need an experienced and caring train accident attorney in Los Angeles CA to help you recover compensation for your losses.
Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now to request a free legal consultation.
California train accidents
Every year, roughly 3,000 rail accidents occur throughout the country, resulting in 1,000 casualties, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. Derailments, crashes with other trains or automobiles, and unguarded railroad crossings are also common causes of these incidents. Train accidents are caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Error by the conductor
- Negligence on the railway
- Failure of the mechanical system
- Objects strewn on the rails
- Violations of inspection and maintenance
Injuries from train accidents
Train accidents can result in serious injuries and even death since trains operate at high speeds without providing extra safety for passengers. Passengers can also be hurt when entering or exiting the train if there is a gap between the train and the platform or if other hazardous conditions exist. Bystanders, including pedestrians and motor vehicle passengers, can also be injured at unguarded railroad crossings, when warning signals and gates fail to function correctly, or during derailments and cargo spills.
Negligence on the railroad
A train is a common carrier, which means it carries the general population for a price. Railroad firms and commuter train lines, as common carriers, have a greater obligation to convey the public securely by taking all essential safety procedures to avoid an accident.
When a crossing arm malfunctions, a warning signal fails to sound an alert, or the train engineer or conductor misses a signal or exceeds the speed limit, the railway operator is considered negligent. In California, common carriers like as Amtrak, Caltrain, and MetroLink can be held legally liable if they fail to take the utmost care to prevent passenger damage.
Our approach to train accident claims
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we understand that railway accident victims may experience long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences. Our skilled attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company in great detail to ensure that you receive the reimbursement you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us at 800-333-0000 now to request a free legal consultation.