Ontario Train Accident Attorney
What Are Common Injuries from Ontario Train Accidents?
Ontario train accidents can cause major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) requiring surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. An Ontario train accident attorney will work to help you make a financial 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 get a lot of attention. 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 in danger, as well as those who are not on the train but in the vicinity of a collision.
In crashes between trains, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault or whether multiple mistakes caused 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 because of a defect in the train line itself. For example, using subpar materials during construction, like subpar steel. When inferior 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 as well.
These typically take place at crossings where trains and automobiles both use the same part of a roadway. These crossings are regulated by signals and many have gates that lower to stop vehicles from inadvertently 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 oncoming train will use the tracks, resulting in a crash between the train and car. These collisions are very serious and generally lead to injuries or death to the passengers of the car. The passengers on a train can be hurt too, 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 unusual that these claims can be difficult.
In addition, 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 worker to recover for any kind of railway-related damages. These employees might have a claim under the law along with a claim against an at-fault individual so that multiple claims may actually exist.
Get In Touch with An Experienced Ontario Train Accident Attorney
Train accidents typically are serious and cause major injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Also, those in vehicles that are hit by trains are at a high risk for physical injuries and damage after an impact. 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 might be entitled to a financial 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 recover, including payment for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and also 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 consult with an attorney to receive advice specific to your case.
First Law Group has represented several clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Ontario train accident attorneys are here to help you. Our law firm has succeeded in settling a number of train accident cases; we are always here to fight for your legal rights and be sure that the responsible person's insurance provider pays you good compensation for your injuries.
Our practice focuses on the rights of injured victims and those victims are the only people we represent. We only take on personal injury cases and we focus all of our time on defending the rights of those that are hurt by another. When you consult with the attorneys at First Law Group, you get a dedicated legal team who will work tirelessly to get you the recovery you deserve.
At First Law Group, we really care about our community and we are driven by our passion for clients. Our personal injury lawyers in Ontario, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (626) 888-8264, or visit our website: FirstLG.com