Attorneys Helping Train Accident Victims Recover Compensation
Though incidents involving trains are much rarer than those involving cars, they typically have much more devastating effects and a higher number of individuals involved. Train accidents can occur in several locations:
- Within train cars
- On train platforms
- In train stations
- On train tracks
- In train crossing areas
Serious injuries can be incurred at any of these locations and often occur due to negligence by the conductor, car driver, or pedestrian. If you have been injured in an accident involving a train, the experienced injury attorneys at The Weinberger Law Firm in Sacramento can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes Of Train Accidents
Train accidents can result in serious injury or death to train passengers, car passengers, or pedestrians. Specific causes of train accidents include:
- Pedestrians negligently crossing train tracks within or outside of the designated crossing area
- Car driver inattentiveness or negligence – drivers operating under the influence may try to “beat the train” or may not have the state of mind to follow traffic directions near crossing areas
- Faults in the road
- Warning signs that are not visible or absent
- Signal failure
- Obstructed view of the oncoming train
- Mechanical failure
- Speeding leading to derailment
California has over two dozen different rail companies that run thousands of passengers every day. Statistically, this would indicate a very low incidence of death. However, train tragedies usually strike unexpectedly and have consequences for many individuals. Accident lawyers are trained to help victims of these rare occasions.
Possible Compensation After A Train Accident
In the unfortunate event of a train collision, individuals are lucky to survive. Medical treatment can be extremely expensive and emotionally taxing. When seeking damages against the individual or entity deemed responsible, it is possible to be compensated for the following:
- Medical costs
- Wages lost from missed work
- Emotional distress
- Physical therapy
- Punitive damages
Train incidences can vary widely from one to the next, making it difficult to make blanket statements on legal action. Understanding exactly what occurred in the accident may require reconstruction efforts and determining exactly who is liable can be complex and involve considerations on federal, state, and local levels.
Railroad companies and their insurance providers are often well-funded and will do whatever they can to deny compensation to accident victims. As always, the best thing to do is to contact a knowledgeable and motivated law firm that will work hard on your case to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Weinberger Law Firm To Get Started Today!
Any type of injury stemming from an accident warrants the legal advice of accident lawyers. If you have been injured in any type of collision or catastrophe, including train accidents, speak with one of our accident lawyers at The Weinberger Law Firm at 916-583-7709. You can also fill out our online contact form.