Rancho Cucamonga Train Accident Attorney
What Are Common Injuries From Rancho Cucamonga Train Accidents?
Rancho Cucamonga train accidents can result in major injuries such as fractures (broken bones) involving surgical repair, traumatic head injuries, various back & neck injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. A Rancho Cucamonga train accident lawyer will work to help you make a financial recovery for your injuries and losses. This may include pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, loss of normal life, and 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 typically receive a lot of publicity. 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 collision between two of these trains can put many people at risk, in addition to those who are not on the train but in the vicinity of a collision.
In crashes between trains, it can be hard to identify who is at fault or whether multiple mistakes led to 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 issues 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 instance, using low quality materials during construction, like subpar steel. When poor products are used, a train is at a higher risk for derailment, which places every passenger in harm's way.
California Train Accidents Involving Cars
Trains in California can be involved in collisions with motor vehicles also.
These generally take place at crossings where trains and cars both use the same section of a roadway. These crossings are regulated by signals and many have gates that lower to prevent cars from inadvertently driving into the path of a train. However not all of the crossings are well controlled, and those that are occasionally have malfunctions.
When this occurs, it is possible for a vehicle to cross railroad tracks at the same time an oncoming train will use the tracks, resulting in a collision between the train and vehicle. These collisions are very serious and generally result in injuries or fatality to the occupants of the car. The passengers on a train can be injured too, especially 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 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 railway-related damages. These employees may have a claim under the law along with a claim against an at-fault party so that multiple claims might actually exist.
Contact an Experienced Rancho Cucamonga Train Accident Lawyer
Train accidents usually are severe and result in major injury or death to dozens or even hundreds of passengers at a time. Further, those in vehicles that are struck 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 damages.
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 bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and also any other costs 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 to an attorney to get advice specific to your situation.
First Law Group has represented several clients in which their injuries were a result of a train accident. Our Rancho Cucamonga train accident attorneys are here to assist you. Our law firm has been successful in resolving a number of train accident claims; we are always here to fight for your rights and be sure that the liable person's insurance provider pays you adequate compensation for your injuries.
Our firm focuses on the 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 fighting for the rights of those who are hurt by another. When you consult with the attorneys at First Law Group, you get a dedicated legal team that will work relentlessly to get you the recovery you are entitled to.
At First Law Group, we really care about our community and we are driven by our passion for clients. Our personal injury lawyers in Rancho Cucamonga, California are always available to take your call. For a Free Consultation, call us at (626) 888-8264, or visit our website: FirstLG.com