It’s no accident that people use “train wreck” as a metaphor for a major disaster. When a train is involved in a serious accident, the result is almost always catastrophic. Trains weigh hundreds of tons and travel at high speeds, which means that in a collision, vehicles and pedestrians don’t stand a chance. And when trains hit other trains or derail, passengers and railway employees are without seatbelts or other protection. This exposing large groups of people to wrongful death or catastrophic injury from being thrown violently around or from the train’s car. Worst of all, statistics from the Federal Railway Administration consistently show that the number-one cause of train accidents is human error.
Our Riverside train accident lawyers know this from firsthand experience.
If you or a loved one was involved in a train crash, you should call our Riverside train accident attorneys right away. All lawsuits carry legal deadlines by which you must file, but these can be very short in a train crash case, especially one involving a government agency. In the Placentia Metrolink case, some of our clients had just six months to present their cases. If you miss this deadline, you lose your right to make any claim at all for financial compensation. That’s why we encourage potential clients to contact our firm right away to learn more about their legal options and their rights.
Our firm has more than 25 years of experience helping Californians who were seriously injured through no fault of their own. Thanks to that experience, we understand how to litigate the complex injuries a train accident can cause, ensuring that clients receive full compensation for all of their physical, financial and emotional injuries. Railways, train conductors and other railroad employees have a legal obligation to take reasonable care — and when they do not, they are liable in a train accident lawsuit. In these suits, victims and their families may claim compensation for all of their injuries, including physical pain, emotional anguish and any lifelong disability or wrongful death. They can also claim all of the costs of the accident, such as funeral expenses, a replacement vehicle and hospital bills,
If you would like to learn more about your options and your rights under the law, our law firm offers free consultations. To set one up, please contact us online or call toll-free at 1-800-753-6997. We have offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino and Las Vegas.